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.
Personal Housing ExpensesMongoliaEnkhbold is 49 years old and lives with his son, sibling, and half nephew in a small house in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. He has been working as a watchm...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesEl SalvadorRené is asking for the new loan to keep working in farming. This will allow him to buy agricultural materials such as: fertilizer, herbicides, insecticides, pesticides, and...Read their story >
Clothing SalesLebanonGhada is a friendly and kind woman. She’s from Lebanon and is 54 years old. She’s divorced and living with her only parent and siblings. Ghada and her youngest brother are ...Read their story >
ServicesGeorgiaZakaria is 44 years old. He lives in Telavi District with his 43-year-old wife and two children (9 and 20 years old). Zakaria requested a loan from local financial institut...Read their story >
TransportationGeorgiaTemur is 40 years old. He lives in Chkhorotsku District with his wife and parents, who are provided with a retirement pension. Temur requested a loan from local financial i...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?
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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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