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.
General StoreEl SalvadorFranklin lives in a rental house together with his mother and wife. He has run a small store in his home for a number of years. He sells basic household products: beans, ...Read their story >
General StoreBoliviaDina, 32, makes a living selling basic necessities in her neighborhood store in the Matienzo area. This is her first loan sequence with the institution. She's going to ...Read their story >
Animal SalesSenegalMatar is a village elder who started to work in animal fattening at a young age. He has more than 25 years experience in this field and takes care of his household's daily...Read their story >
Clothing SalesMongoliaMrs. Battsetseg is 27 years old and lives with her husband and son in the Bayanhoshuu area of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Her husband Erdenebat is 29 years old and helps his wif...Read their story >
ServicesLebanonBahaa is a 30-year-old young adult living in a small village in Mount Lebanon. He is an employee in a statistics department and has been working there for five years no...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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