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 SalesKyrgyzstanMastura is 50 and married with four children. Three of them are married and live on their own, and her youngest son lives with his parents and works selling coal. Mastura h...Read their story >
Paper SalesArmeniaGor lives in Yerevan with his mother. For many years, Gor has been earning his living by preparing paper bags and selling them. Over these years of hard work, Gor has alrea...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesBeverlyn is a hardworking entrepreneur who has a business buying and selling fish in the Philippines. She is borrowing PHP 16,000 through NWTF to buy additional fish li...Read their story >
ConstructionBoliviaNeda is 30 years old. She is married and has two children. She was able to go to primary school. She lives in her own house, which is located in the city of Cochabamba. She...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesTajikistanMaysara is 41 years old. She is a hard-working woman. She has been busy with animal husbandry for more than two years. She sells cattle in the local market. She has been ru...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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