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.
JewelryKenyaSalim is grateful to Milango and its partners for the previous loan he received. He set up a jewelry business with the extra income. He has seen a potential in this busines...Read their story >
AgricultureCosta RicaSalomón is an entrepreneur. He is a 47-year old married man who lives with his wife and two children. He has requested a loan with an aim to buy supplies such as fertilizer...Read their story >
Used ClothingKenyaMwanakombo is a married mother of three children, all of whom attend school. They live at their own house that has neither electricity nor piped water. For years, she h...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesSenegalThis group was set up on 16th October 2012 at the same time that the Banc Villageois was created. It is made up of women who are on the second loan cycle of the Banc Villag...Read their story >
TaxiGeorgiaArtur is 36 years old. He lives in Tbilisi, the capital city of Georgia, with his 35-year-old wife and their two children who are going to school. Artur requested a loan fr...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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