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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.
Fish SellingPhilippinesJoan is a hardworking entrepreneur who has a fish vending business in the Philippines. She is borrowing PHP 13,000 through NWTF to buy additional fish to sell to her custom...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesSoledad is 62 years old and married. She has three children. Soledad works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaEri, a 22-year-old man, is married with one child. He lives in Bundibugyo, Uganda. He is a very hard working young man and sells items in a retail shop. He also has a sa...Read their story >
Clothing SalesHondurasZoila, age 48, is married and lives with her husband in their home. She lives in the town of San Lorenzo in southern Honduras. She has a stall in the local town market. ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorDelmy is 19 years old and for two years she has earned a living producing and selling tortillas. Delmy lives in the family home with her parents and sister. Delmy is an act...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Lucy, 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 Lucy, 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 3,742 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.