Join Jenn 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.
FarmingPhilippinesLiberata is 57 years old, happily married and blessed with five children. She lives in Tudela, Misamis Occidental. For the past two years, Liberata has been a farmer. S...Read their story >
Internet CafePalestineWesam is a 26-year-old single man from Khan Younis city. He has an internet cafe in the city and also he repairs computers and electronic devices. It is a good business and...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanBusaira is 58 years old, a widow, and has a child. She has a college degree and is now retired. Since 1990 Busaira has been raising livestock. She has one cow, 50 goats, an...Read their story >
Food MarketRwandaJyambere is a group led by Anne Marie, who is 62 years old. The group name means “Forward” in English. She is married with eight children aged between 7 and 31 years old. F...Read their story >
Used ClothingUgandaJozonia is 39 years old, married with four children and lives in Kasese, Uganda. She sells clothes (bitenge) and also has a tailoring machine, mainly for sewing bitenge. Th...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Jenn, 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 5,960 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.