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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 StallKenyaDoris operates a shop kiosk business to earn an income. She has operated her business for the past 10 years. She sells her wares to members of the community and to passers-...Read their story >
Animal SalesPeruGelmer is 30 years old and lives with his wife and children in the District of Lagunas. The people in this community engage in agriculture, trade, and livestock breeding. ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorJuan is 49 years old, and he has made a living selling cheese for four years. Juan works very hard to raise his family and to provide them with better living conditions...Read their story >
Used ClothingHondurasAlcida is 44 years old, married, and the mother of 4 dependent children. She lives a community of San Lorenzo, in the southern part of Honduras. She has her own home and ha...Read their story >
Grocery StoreHondurasRosa is 49 years old. She is a single mother of three children, and they live in the city of San Perdo Sula. Two years ago, she started her own business selling basic foo...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Axel, 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 Axel, 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 4,049 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.