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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.
Clothing SalesKenyaPatriciah is a single woman. She has one child. She describes herself to be focused. She operates a retail business where she sells clothes. She has been involved in th...Read their story >
PoultryColombiaGloria is 47 years old and a mother of two children. Seeing as her household income was not enough to cover all household costs, Gloria started a new business where she ...Read their story >
RetailEl SalvadorElena has worked selling candies and snacks for a number of years. She sells them as a street vendor in different colonies that are near where she lives. She lives in her o...Read their story >
Shoe SalesTajikistanGulnora is an expert in her business. She is involved in her own small business. Gulnora sells women's and men's shoes at a local market. She is 41 years old. She is marrie...Read their story >
Beauty SalonPhilippinesAs a married mother of six children, Ma. Veronica works hard to support her family. She has a beauty salon business in the Philippines, and earns additional income from a g...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 3,450 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.