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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.
General StorePhilippinesJessica is 45 years old and married with two children. She works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 12,000 l...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorLeonel works in agricultural. He grew up with his parents, who worked arduously in agricultural and with livestock. His family was comprised of three siblings, who helped...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesEl SalvadorAna is 47 years old and studied until the 9th grade. Her life partner is studying for his bachelor's degree in social work. Two of their children are graduates and the othe...Read their story >
BakeryPakistanAfzal Hashmi is a 55-year-old, married man, living with his family in Lahore, Pakistan. He owns a bakery near his hometown. He sells different kinds of cakes, rusks, milk, ...Read their story >
RetailBurundiAndré, age 31, is a member of the group KUTSIKIVI and he lives in Bubanza. He is married to a merchant named Espérance, and they have three children aged 2 to 7 years old, ...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 3,032 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.