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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.
Food StallKenyaSalama is asking for a loan because she believes that through it she will be able to improve her business. She would like to diversify her businesses. Her previous loan ena...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesEl SalvadorSandro is 26 years old and completed secondary education. He is married, and his wife takes care of the household. They have a daughter and their family is just the three o...Read their story >
Animal SalesTajikistanSalimakhon is a married 38-year-old woman. She is a smart, polite and kind woman as well as a faithful wife. She used to sell food products in a small grocery store, and ...Read their story >
Grocery StoreNicaraguaMarcelina is 58 years old and has a small grocery store. Her husband works in agriculture. Together, they have 7 children, all of whom are now grown. Marcelina is requestin...Read their story >
AgriculturePhilippinesJulieta owns a farm and a general store. She works hard to earn income for the family. For more than 21 years in the retail business, she has earned well and has successful...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Ana Lewis, 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.
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Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like Ana Lewis, 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 4,256 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.