Join Kiva Staff 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.
General StorePhilippinesThelma signed up for membership with PMPC and obtained the needed capital to start up a sari-sari (general) store. She is thankful for the capital that was extended to a sm...Read their story >
FarmingUgandaJohn is married with six children. He lives in a rural area with his family and deals in agriculture, specifically growing bananas. He supplements his income with cattle tr...Read their story >
Personal Products SalesColombiaTatiana is an 18 year old, single young woman with many desires to get ahead, study, and progress. She has been interested in being a merchant since she was young. She ...Read their story >
ServicesUnited StatesEnvied by everyone on his neighborhood block, Donald is proud of his lush green lawn and says he was born with a green thumb. He has been cutting grass since he was a child...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaElly, age 36, is a married businessman selling general merchandise. He has 5 children who are 14, 12, 10, 8 and 6 years old and four of them attend school at the moment. He...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Kiva Staff, 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 Kiva Staff, 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 5,608 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.