Join Rachel 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.
TaxiPakistanPakeeza Shaheen is a responsible mother of two children. She lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Her husband has been providing transport facilities by driving a taxi for five y...Read their story >
FarmingRwandaEmile is 23 years old. He is not married. He is a farmer and he has been producing rice for 7 years. With the loan from Kiva, he would like to buy more fertilizer to gr...Read their story >
DairyParaguaySra. Esmilce is 31 years old and is married to Sr. Saturnino, age 36. They have a child, so both of them strive to provide a future without deprivation.
Esmil...Read their story >
ServicesIndonesiaGood day, lenders! We’d like you to meet one of Ruma's agents, Gunara. Gunara lives in West Bogor, a suburban area located about one hour and thirty minutes drive from Jaka...Read their story >
Milk SalesKenyaRanta is 51 years old. She is married with five children. She does farming as well as selling milk. She has been in business for seven years. Her monthly income is 9,000 KE...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Rachel, 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 3,075 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.