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 StorePhilippinesAs a married parent of two children, Ailene works hard to support her family. She has a general store business in the Philippines, and also earns additional income from ...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesLebanonAbir is a 33-year-old married mother of four children, she is a Palestinian refugee living and working from her home which is located in a Palestinian camp. Abir has been w...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaStanley is 52 years old from Nyandarua and is married. They have three children who are aged between 17 years and 8 years old. Stanley has a farming business that he has b...Read their story >
LivestockPalestineMohammad is a 37-year-old Palestinian man who lives in the Gaza Strip. He is married and has four children. Mohammad chose to take a loan from ACAD to improve their...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesNicaraguaThe Communal Bank “Mi Dios es Mi Fortaleza” (My God Is My Strength) consists of 10 members. They are responsible parents who who must care for 20 children among them. The...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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