Join Ashton on Kiva
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.
CattleRwandaRacheal is 55 years old. She is married with five children between the ages of 18 and 29 years old. She is a farmer and she has been in this business for the past seven yea...Read their story >
Clothing SalesGuatemalaThe gorgeous Department of Sololá is located in the Western Highlands of Guatemala. One of the most beautiful lakes in the world — Lake Atitlán — is located here. Along its...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaJane is a 50-year-old proud mother of 5 children. She is a group leader, often described as a very experienced farmer, and is representing her group of 13 farmers in Matete...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesJovita is 44 years old and has four children. Jovita is married, and two of her children are still in school. Jovita is in the agricultural business of raising pigs in t...Read their story >
Beauty SalonUgandaJanet is 35 years old and lives in the town of Hoima in the Hoima region of Uganda. She is married and has three children who are all currently in school. For the past ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Ashton, 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.
Join us and make a loan today.
- Choose a borrower
Browse hundreds of borrower profiles and find a story that connects with you.
- Make a loan
Click ‘Lend’ to send money via our Field Partners, who vet, distribute and administer each loan.
- Get repaid
Receive updates as the borrowers you support succeed and repay their loans.
When borrowers repay, that money is yours to keep, donate to Kiva or lend again to empower someone new!
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.
Get started today
Get started — choose one of these Kiva borrowers...
... or browse all available loans
There are 6,110 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.