Join Daniel 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.
FarmingCambodiaSina is a rural villager from Battambang province and a mother of four children, three in school. To support the family, she does rice farming as the main source of income ...Read their story >
Food StallVietnamCang, 42, is married and lives in Ho Chi Minh City with her husband and two children. She supports her family by running a food stall that she started 10 years ago. Cang is...Read their story >
ServicesIndonesiaMifta runs a small stall selling snacks, groceries and mobile phone airtime credits. Mifta lives in Sukabumi, a semi-urban area about 2.5 hours from Jakarta. Mifta is marr...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaDeri runs a small stall where he sells stationery and mobile phone airtime credits. He lives in Sukabumi, a semi-urban area about 2.5 hours from Jakarta. Deri is single and...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanKunduz is 39 years old, married, and together with her husband is raising three children. Kunduz has a secondary education. As a main source of income for her family, Kundu...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Daniel, 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 Daniel, 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 3,260 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.