The Story of a Kiva Loan

Follow the story of a Kiva loan through Pedro, a farmer who gets a loan through and transforms his business.

How to Use Kiva

1Make a loan

You make a loan on Kiva. All Kiva loans are made possible by our Field Partners, who vet, administer, and disburse each loan. More

2Get updates

Throughout the life of the loan, you will see progress updates from Kiva through your email, and if you come back to the site.

3Get paid back

As the borrower repays the loan, the money becomes available in your account. This is called your Kiva Credit.


You can now use it to fund another loan, donate it to Kiva, or withdraw it to spend on something else.

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