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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.
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaTati, her husband, and their two children live in Ciamis, a small city in West Java province. To support the family, Tati and her husband manage a small shop that sells ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesColombiaThanks to Marco's perseverance and courage, his home will now be able to have some extra income. He prepares and sells fast food meals in the municipality of Bello, an ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesColombiaCarlos is a modest and hardworking man who has devoted a big part of his life to taking care of his children. He lives in the town of Puerto Salgar. He works spectacula...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesCarol Jane is 36 years old and resides in Larena, Siquijor. She is married, and manages a sari-sari store. She joined PMPC in order to access the programs and services ...Read their story >
ServicesYemenHelal is a 24-year-old single man who lives in Taiz, Yemen. Helal is a University graduate. He is an innovative young man and full of ideas, and marketing and advertising s...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Peter, 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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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 Peter, 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 4,270 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.