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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.
FishingPhilippinesJenelyn is a 43-year-old married woman from Dulag, Leyte. She has been engaged in fishing for more than 10 years. She sells fish, crab and sea shells to the nearby town to...Read their story >
Beauty SalonLebanonManal is a 33-year-old married mother of three who has been working in a beauty business for ten years. Manal has a specialized beauty clinic where she provides her custome...Read their story >
TailoringPhilippinesLuzviminda is a hardworking entrepreneur who has a tailoring business in the Philippines. She is borrowing PHP 12,000 through NWTF to purchase more materials like fabri...Read their story >
Food StallEl SalvadorZulma is 31 years old and married. Her husband is a farmer and they have two children ages 9 and 4. She lives in her aunt's very small house because her parents couldn't su...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl Salvador47-year-old Santos lives in her own home with her husband and 4 children of 15, 13, 12, and 8 years of age. She is a hardworking woman who gets up very early to prepare the...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 3,353 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.