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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.
Food StallKenyaPhoebe appreciates her previous Kiva loan that improved her living standards and enabled her to expand her business and earn a higher income. Besides operating a mobile ...Read their story >
Auto RepairPakistanAbida is a hardworking woman with two children who lives in Lahore, Pakistan. Her husband is also a responsible and hardworking person who is the family’s sole breadwinner....Read their story >
FarmingSamoaLina is a 53-year-old married woman with four children. She has a small plantation and grows yams, taamu, taro and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for fou...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaReyna Isabel is 37 years old and is a professional stylist. She works in a beauty salon. She has two adolescent children who are students in primary and secondary school an...Read their story >
AgricultureNicaraguaPorfirio, 68, is a coffee producer in the north of Nicaragua. He lives with his wife and his son, 23, who helps with the farming tasks and also is beginning his college ed...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.
Join us and make a loan today.
- 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 4,115 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.