Join Philipp 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.
LivestockKyrgyzstanTurdukan is 51, married, and has an adult son who works abroad. Her main source of income comes from livestock and crops. She started her business in 1985 and currently has...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaEuis and her son live in Tasikmalaya, a city located about three hours from Bandung, West Java. To support her family she runs a small stall that sells snacks, drinks, cons...Read their story >
General StoreIndiaJali is 24 years old. She is an active and optimistic woman. She is from Maynaguri. She is a housewife who lives with her husband and their only daughter in Patkati, a smal...Read their story >
Home Products SalesColombiaRuth is married with two children, to whom she guarantees a good quality of life, thanks to her business. With it, she generates income, along with her husband, so that the...Read their story >
Fish SellingUgandaJani's group is comprised of five hard-working women. Jani is 18 years old and lives in the town of Rukoki, in the Fort Portal region of Uganda. For the past two years, Jan...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Philipp, 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 Philipp, 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 6,626 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.