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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.
FarmingKenyaThis is a Nuru International group of six farmers called Komatutura B Group based in the Kuria West District. The members of the group came together in order to grow socia...Read their story >
Home AppliancesPalestineRawhi is a 50-yea old married man from Rafah city. He lives with his wife in a small house. Rawhi is an employee in the public sector where he gets a low income. This is th...Read their story >
AgriculturePeruJose, 37, lives in the city of Pucallpa. He has a small plot of land where he grows yucca. He works about 9 hours a day, always on the lookout for potential problems beca...Read their story >
PhotographyIraqAbdul Hussain is from Iraq. He is a youth client of 28 years old, who is single and lives with his parents and his brother. Abdul Hussain and his brother provide the family...Read their story >
RetailPeruElva Ysabel is 57 years old and lives in a home of her own in the Cayalti district, located two hours from Chiclayuo on the northern coast of Peru. The people there are me...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.
- 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 5,697 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.