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 ExpensesTajikistanThe home in which Mahmadyor and his family live does not meet housing standards and he urgently needs to make renovations. Mahmadyor is 37 years old, married and has 3 chi...Read their story >
RetailKenyaDanson is grateful to Milango and its partners for the loans he has previously received. His business is doing well and he has been able to increase the variety of stock he...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesUnited StatesRicaurte is a native of Colombia. He is married and has one child. Ricaurte has more than 12 years of experience as a beauty supply store manager. A couple years ago, Ric...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaCesar has lived in the municipality of Managua with his family for the past 58 years. He has worked as hygienist for a state company for the past 20 years. He is a widower ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesYemenAli is 40 years old. He is a married man and has four children who live in Sana`a, Yemen. He is the breadwinner of his family. He is a teacher getting a low salary, who tri...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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