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 SalesZimbabweKwanele is a 20-year-old from the Umguza District of Zimbabwe. She is a single mother of one child. She runs a stall at the local flea market selling clothing and accesso...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPeruEdith Jhonny is 30 years old, married, and has one son to support. He lives in his own home in Oyotún District, Chiclayo Province, Lambayeque Region on the northern coast o...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesJuvy tills their rice land together with her husband. She is 36 years old and lives in Mahayag. Juvy grows corn and palay rice and it is the primary source of their living....Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesAs the married mother of five children, Loreta works hard to support her family.
She has a general store business in the Philippines, and also earns additional i...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesLelita is 57-years-old and married with five children. Lelita works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 20,00...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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