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.
CattleTajikistanZarina is a young, active resident of the Qubadiyon District. At 24 years old, she already has her own business. Zarina practices livestock breeding. She is not yet married...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorFrancisco is 48 years old and lives in very modest conditions with his life companion and 6 children. Francisco works very hard to get his family ahead and give them better...Read their story >
FoodKenyaNaftaly, 45 years old, is married and has two children. He has run a retail shop in Kitengela for 12 years, earning a monthly income of KES 48,000. Naftaly will be using ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPeruHector is a youth who lives in the city of Chincha. Every day he strives to get ahead. So he works as a driver and assistant in a hardware store in his city. This gives him...Read their story >
General StoreBoliviaMiguel Ángel is a very responsible person, is 23 years old, single, has a high school diploma, and lives in the municipality of Colomi. His main activity is the sale of dai...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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