Join Pauleen 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.
FarmingPhilippinesEvelyn is 48 years old from Molave. She is a farmer who grows corn and palay. Evelyn wants to increase sales. She has requested a loan that will enable her to pay for lan...Read their story >
Clothing SalesHondurasRosibel is 36 years old, single, and has two children. She resides in the town of Azacualpa, Santa Bárbara.
For the past nine years, Rosibel has dedicated her...Read their story >
Grocery StoreHondurasCoritza is a 38-year-old single mom who lives with two of her children in a village in the Omoa Municipality, in Cortes. Most of her income comes from the sales of staple n...Read their story >
FarmingBoliviaSra. Ayde is 21 years old and single. With great effort, she was able to complete her high school education in humanities. She currently lives at her parents' house and h...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesAntonieta is a 37-year-old married woman with three children, two of whom are currently in school. She is a very hard working entrepreneur. Antonieta has a fish vending...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Pauleen, 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 Pauleen, 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 4,082 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.