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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.
Home AppliancesPeruJudith is an enterprising woman. She is 33 years old. She is a single mother and lives in Santiago with her family. She has a son for whom she works hard in order to offer ...Read their story >
PrintingSierra LeoneThis is 53-year-old Stanley, a married father of two children aged three and five years. In 2011, Stanley established his stationary and photocopying shop business. Working...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPhilippinesShirley works hard to support her family. Unfortunately, on November 8, 2013, her business and home were wiped out by super typhoon Haiyan. Shirley has restarted her ric...Read their story >
ClothingTogoAmidatou is a 36-year-old seamstress and mother of two children. Her husband works in retail. Amidatou has her own shop where she has been making and selling clothes since ...Read their story >
Home Products SalesSierra LeoneThis is 43-year-old Halimatu. She is married and has three children who are 12, 17 and 25 years old. She has two additional dependents who live with her and help her in the...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 3,803 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.