Join Jeffrey 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.
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMaria is 44 years old and lives in her own house with her three children; she has a 15-year-old daughter and two sons ages 12 and 5. She is a woman who has, for the past 15...Read their story >
Used ClothingBoliviaFacunda is a 54 year old woman, married, and the mother of two children who are 24 and 20 years old. Her business is selling used clothes. She is entrepreneurial, inde...Read their story >
Beauty SalonUgandaReacheal is 28 years old and lives in the town of Wobulenzi, in the Luwero region of Uganda. She is married and has two children, who are both currently in school. For the ...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaQristine is a farmer from the Vedi town in the Ararat region. She lives there with her husband. They are currently engaged in livestock farming, which is the main source of...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanGalbubu is 46 and married with five children. She has been working in animal husbandry and agriculture for 25 years as the primary source of income for her family. Thanks t...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Jeffrey, 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 Jeffrey, 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 4,221 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.