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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.
Fish SellingPhilippinesLercy is a hardworking entrepreneur who has a fish-vending business in the Philippines. She is borrowing 10,000 PHP (Philippines pesos) through NWTF to purchase more fi...Read their story >
LivestockAlbaniaAurel has two children, three and one years old. Raising livestock and farming have been his preferred activities to earn a decent living for some time now. In addition to ...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaHello, lenders! Meet Enock, 27 years of age, hardworking and energetic. He hails from the Litein area of Kenya, an area that is blessed with good climatic conditions and we...Read their story >
FarmingAzerbaijanSafa is 46 years old, married, and has a son. Safa has more than 25 years of experience in the field of agriculture and he mostly grows wheat. In addition, he is involved ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesRosalie is 37 years old and married with five children, one of whom is in school. Rosalie works very hard to provide for them. Rosalie runs a general store in the Philip...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.
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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 3,722 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.