Join Rob 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.
FarmingKenyaRobert, a husband and father to five children, is a mixed farmer based in Eldoret, Kenya. He has been farming for 6 years now. His primary income sources comes from selling...Read their story >
CattleTajikistanMalohat is 44 years old. She is a native of the Spitamen District, close to the town of Khujand, the northern capital of the Republic of Tajikistan. Malohat is a married wo...Read their story >
CattleTajikistanThe girl in the photographs is Guljahon. She is from the Vakhsh District. She is 22 years old. Guljahon is married and already has a little girl. She has a large family con...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaGayane lives with her two children in Arevik village. Her husband has had to leave the country as a migrant worker to try to find a well paid job. Gayane herself teaches at...Read their story >
Shoe SalesMaliThe Badegna group consists of six married women who on average are 32 years old with three children. They live in nuclear families in the North Heremakono neighborhood of B...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Rob, 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.
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, like Rob, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps 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.
Get started today
Get started — choose one of these Kiva borrowers...
... or browse all available loans
There are 2,536 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.