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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.
Clothing SalesKenyaMariamu is a single woman with three children, all of whom still attend school and are still under her care. They live at their own house that has neither electricity nor p...Read their story >
RetailColombiaNicolás has been a man of many business ideas. At 52 years old, he can say that he has run large businesses like distributors and nightclubs, but they were bad experiences ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaMerla, a woman of 45, dark, with dark eyes and a pleasant look, welcomes us to a colorful and varied world, a space dominated by the sale of products for the basic family g...Read their story >
Grocery StoreColombiaCarmen is 52 years old. She has two children and lives with her partner. For 10 years, she has had a small business in her home in which she sells fruit, vegetables, an...Read their story >
Recycled MaterialsEl SalvadorAna is 38 years old and studied as far as the fifth grade. She has been married for over a year, and her husband works buying and selling scrap metal. She lives with her ch...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.
Join us and make a loan today.
- 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 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 2,768 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.