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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.
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMaria is 49 years old and lives with her husband. She is a businesswoman who makes a living selling detergents for the cleaning of clothes such as: chlorine, washing powder...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaWilliam runs a retail shop that sells soap, drinks, juice, sugar, rice, cooking oil and other general merchandise. He lives in Masindi, Uganda. He practices farming so as ...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaHerman lives north of Bogor, about two hours from Jakarta. He manages a small shop where he sells mobile accessories and mobile phone airtime credits. He is married and liv...Read their story >
RetailUnited StatesAfter returning to California from Argentina in 2008, Mario found himself without a job. After scrambling to find work to support himself in the short term, Mario wanted to...Read their story >
VehicleLebanonAli is a single young man, born in 1994, and has an intermediate level of education. Due to the low financial situation of his family, he was forced, four years ago, to lea...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 4,082 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.