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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.
RickshawPakistanAsghari is a 41-year-old married woman and the mother of four children. The man shown in the photo is Asghari’s husband who is a driver by profession and provides transport...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesEl SalvadorVilma is 55 years old. She has a sixth-grade education. She is married, and her husband is a farmer. She has one child who goes to the community school. Vilma works sell...Read their story >
CattleKyrgyzstanSakina is 48 years old, married and has four children. Her youngest son attends school; the older children live independently. Sakina has a secondary education. She concret...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorLilian is 43 years old and lives in her own house along with her family. She characterizes for being an honest, hardworking and entrepreneur woman. Years ago she establishe...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaIyut runs a small stall where he sells groceries and mobile phone airtime credits. He lives in Sukabumi, a semi-urban area about 2.5 hours from Jakarta. Iyut is married and...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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- 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 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 2,733 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.