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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 SellingZimbabweSharon resides in the Hurungwe District of Zimbabwe. She has been working as a Camfed Learner Guide, teaching life skills education in local schools to improve the wellbein...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorLilian, age 56, did not have the opportunity to go to school due to scarce financial resources. She is in a relationship, and her life partner works in agriculture. She h...Read their story >
RetailParaguayRicharth is 22 years old. He lives in his own home with his mother, they are two who are fighting in order to grow and get ahead. Richarth started his business as a trav...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesMongoliaMrs Norjinpagam, 39 years old, lives with her husband, son and mother in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. She and her husband have been running a dumpling shop si...Read their story >
AgricultureColombiaJulio is a humble and hard-working farmer aged 51, who learned all about working the fields when he was a child, thanks to his father's teaching. Currently he grows cassav...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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- 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 6,144 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.