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.
CattleUgandaPeace is a resident of Kyenjojo, Uganda. She is 26 years old, and a mother of three children. She is a hardworking woman and a cattle trader. She buys cattle and fattens th...Read their story >
Food StallKenyaPamela is a married woman. She has seven children. She describes herself as obedient. She operates a food stall, where she cooks food to sell. She has been involved in this...Read their story >
Animal SalesEcuadorJose is 34 years old and he lives in the San Miguel canton, Bolivar province. He is married and he lives with his wife and their 6 children. He is a member of the Ambrocio...Read their story >
PropertyPhilippinesJennifer has faithfully paid back her previous loan which she used for her business. She also has been operating her own house rental business for four years and she earns ...Read their story >
FarmingKyrgyzstanGulnaz is 40 and married with two school-aged children. She has been working in animal husbandry and agriculture for many years as the primary source of income for her fami...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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