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Every day, Kiva connects thousands of people to borrowers and partner institutions around the world, working together to create opportunity and alleviate poverty. It only takes $25 to get started.
FarmingSamoaIsabella is a 34-year-old unmarried woman with no children. She has a small plantation to earn a living from, and apart from that she also runs a small canteen in the l...Read their story >
DairyKenyaCosmas, 29, is a small-scale dairy farmer based in the North Rift region of Kenya. This area has a thriving market for maize and dairy products. To take full advantage of t...Read their story >
Home Products SalesPakistanFarzana, is a 42-year-old married woman; she has been doing a business selling bed sheets and spreads for the past five years. She offers a variety of bed sheets and covers...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesConchita is married with six children. Conchita is 50 years old and lives in Segatic Diot, Clarin, Philippines. Conchita sells assorted goods to earn a living and has ha...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesDivina is 32 years old and married with one child.
She works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 27,0...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Rob, combat poverty daily by making small loans to borrowers around the world. We believe in fair access to affordable capital for people to improve their own lives.
Often only a relatively small amount of money stands in the way of Kiva borrowers and their dreams. Whether it’s a Kenyan farmer who needs $500 in order to double her grain production, or a young Bolivian woman who lacks the $1,500 tuition for nursing school, Kiva lenders provide a hand up to these and countless other borrowers.
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- Choose a borrower.
Your loan reaches borrowers via our Field Partners, who vet, distribute, and administer each loan.
- Follow your loan.
You’ll get periodic updates about the progress of your loan, including repayments as they become available.
- Do it all again!
Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like Rob, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with a Kiva Card.
We are a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.
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There are 5,617 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.