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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.
Personal Housing ExpensesUgandaFrancis is 50 years old, married with three children, and lives in Kasese, Uganda. Francis is a gardener and has been in that service for three years. Francis has manage...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaLilit lives with her small family in Vanashen Village in the Ararat region. She is 26 years old and is a mother of a 3-year-old son. Lilit is a young agronomist. She cultiv...Read their story >
RetailUgandaSefroza is 40 years old and lives in the town of Rukoki in the Fortportal region of Uganda. She is married and has 4 children with 3 of them currently in school. For the pa...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMilca, 20, is single and lives in her own house with her family. She's a young woman who has always made an effort to get ahead. She started selling beauty products when ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorRoxana, 27, completed high school. She and her husband, a radio technician, have a 5-year old son. Roxana has spent years making a home for her family and only starte...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 3,729 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.