Myrian a Kiva borrower from Paraguay

Dreams are universal.
Opportunity is not.

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Fund a loan, get repaid,
fund another.

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With as little as $25, you can help people around the world create opportunity for themselves, their families and their communities.

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Get repaid by the borrower you choose.

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Entrepreneur

Pamela
Kenya

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Entrepreneur

Shana
Oakland

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Lender

Veronica
Ghana

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Borrower

Victor
San Francisco

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Urbasi
India

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lifts many.

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“My Kiva loan helped to pay for eucalyptus plants, fertilizer, and farm training that allows me to support my family.”

Elizabeth
Mother of 7, farmer, Kenya

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“With a Kiva loan, I've been able to grow my shoe business, create 40 jobs, and work towards saving a million tires.”

Kyle
Founder, Indosole, San Francisco

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Browse categories of borrowers— people looking to grow businesses, go to school, switch to clean energy and more.

Use the repayment to support another borrower, or withdraw your money.

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Select a borrower who you connect with and help fund a loan with as little as $25.

Receive updates on your loans and see the dollars return to your Kiva account.

Browse categories of borrowers— people looking to grow businesses, go to school, switch to clean energy, and more.

Select a borrower who you connect with and help fund a loan with as little as $25.

Receive updates on your loans and see the dollars return to your Kiva account.

Use the repayment to support another borrower, or withdraw your money.

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97.1%
Loan repayment rate
82
Countries where Kiva works
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People who've
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“Kiva is a simple concept
that can change
a person's life.”

- Oprah Winfrey