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.
Grocery StorePhilippinesMatilde is a businesswoman from Oroquieta. Her major source of income is buying and selling grocery items. She has been in this business for 21 years already. The business ...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe 10 members of the group called Tioumoutie 4 are married women with an average age of 32. They have on average three children and live mostly in traditional families in ...Read their story >
Used ClothingSenegalMame Anta is 51 years old, married, and the mother of a family. For over ten years, she has been actively involved in selling used clothing. She started in this business ...Read their story >
AgricultureBoliviaNicolás lives and works in Colomi. He is economically independent, hard-working and responsible. He works in agriculture growing potatoes, beans, oca and ullucus as his pri...Read their story >
Soft DrinksTajikistanGufronjon is one of many who needs additional income in the form of financial assistance and support. His search for such funding lead him to MDO "Arvand." He had never tak...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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