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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.
DairyKenyaMeet Joshua, a farmer living in the Kisii area of South Nyanza Kenya with his wife and 1 child. He has been a farmer for the past 4 years and his primary sources of income ...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaBachtiar lives in north Bogor, a semi-urban area about two hours from Jakarta. Bachtiar is married and lives with four persons in the family home. Bachtiar began working...Read their story >
SewingColombiaMaria, an older adult with three adult children, has a long track record in the market for third-party sewing. In the past approximately 30 years, she has acquired great ex...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaNun is a married mother blessed with three kids, two of whom are in school. Originally from the Dambae district of Kampong Cham province, and she is 38 years old. The o...Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasVilma, 28, is a young woman. She is married and has two children. She works as a housewife, in agriculture and as a saleswoman. She could not finish primary school because ...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 3,084 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.