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 SalvadorHipolita is 52 years old. She makes a living performing household chores. She is a fighter who, starting at an early age, worked hard to raise her children and give them an...Read their story >
Timber SalesUgandaKenedy is 27 years old and lives in the town of Hoima in the Hoima region of Uganda. For the past three years, Kenedy has been working hard to manage his timber business wh...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesPeruRichard's a loving father who always does everything for his loved ones. He studied computer science and repair with a lot of effort and dedication, and currently he pract...Read their story >
Home EnergyHaitiEvil is a farmer and lives with his wife and his three children in the town of Les Anglais in southern Haiti. Their white and brown wooden house has no reliable access to e...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorThe young woman, whose face has been blurred because she is 27 years old and lives in a high-risk area, has been making a living selling articles of clothing for eight year...Read their story >
Kiva lenders 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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How Does Kiva Work?
- 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 perhaps get someone else involved 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 3,686 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.