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 SalesTajikistanEgamnazar is an elderly resident of the Gonchi district. He is 62 years old. He still works as a radio journalist. And his wife works at a bookstore. They have two sons, bo...Read their story >
RickshawPakistanNabeela’s husband has been driving an auto-rickshaw and pays a daily sum because this rickshaw does not belong to him. He belongs to an ultra poor family and has been feedi...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesColombiaThe sale of fruits and vegetables is the work that Dora performs. She is a woman with verve and perseverance to advance her own business. She has been working in this bu...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorAna has kept her store running and her customers satisfied. The demand for products has increased so she has decide to request a new loan to buy eggs, oil, basic grains, dr...Read their story >
General StorePakistanNasreen is a 34-year-old lady. She has been successfully running a small general store in her house. Her father-in-law also assists her by purchasing stock of goods from th...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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