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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.
Personal Housing ExpensesMongoliaMr. Togtokh, 42 years old, lives with his wife and four children in Erdenet, the third largest city of Mongolia. He is a driller at a mining company, and has worked there f...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaDon Julio Antonio is a very hard working person. He works in the public sector and his wife sells second-hand clothing door-to-door. This is how they earn their daily brea...Read their story >
ServicesSamoaFaasulu is a 47-year-old woman who is married with six children. She runs a large house painting business and has been in this business for more than nine years. Fa...Read their story >
BakeryArmeniaAida is 40 and she lives with her family in Ijevan city in the Tavush region. Aida has a higher pedagogical education and for many years she worked at the college and then ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMaría is 39 years old and studied up to the ninth form. Her husband works as a security guard for a firm in town. They have four children, two of whom are independent now. ...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 4,919 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.