Join SonomaLass 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.
AgricultureSamoaFogalele is 50 years old with 4 children. She operates a business of selling bananas and taro in her community to earn a living. She has been doing this for more than 2 yea...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesBoliviaJavier is a young man of 23 years. He is single and has no children. He works as a mobile phone technician. Javier is independent, strong, tenacious, responsible and har...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesColombiaRosalba is a humble 47-year-old woman. She is devoted to her home, her spouse, and her parents. She is bored by the monotony of things, and is very talented at preparing fo...Read their story >
TailoringIndiaIn November 2014, 11 active ladies of Sinapali village of the Nuapada district of Odisha, India came out with an intention to add some extra income to their families throug...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesTajikistanManzura is a young and beautiful woman from the town of Konibodom. She is only 33-years-old and she is not married and has no children. She is an employable and intelligent...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like SonomaLass, 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 5,345 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.