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.
Animal SalesAzerbaijanSahrab is 42 years old, married, and has a daughter and a son. He raises cattle. He buys calves, fattens them and sells them as meat. Sahrab has been doing this business fo...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaEduardo is 53 years old and has a corner shop in Barranquilla, where he lives with his partner and three children (aged between 13 and 23 years old). Eduardo has 20 years ...Read their story >
Grocery StoreGeorgiaGeorge is 29 years old. He lives in Kutaisi district with his wife, parents and 2-year-old son. George requested loans from local financial institutions several times for a...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesAzerbaijanEyvaz is a 51-year-old, married man and father of two children. His wife stays at home and doesn’t work. Ten years ago he started his business, to improve his living and de...Read their story >
LivestockArmeniaVladislav lives in small town called Kajaran with his wife and son. He has been working at a local factory for many years and is also involved in agriculture. His herd of l...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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