Join Tim 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.

  • Oxford, United KingdomJoined Apr 2007Loans made: 49

Why Kiva?

Kiva lenders, like Tim, 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.

Why Do People Kiva?
We each took time to explain why we use Kiva, but this is just a fraction of Kiva's many active users around the world.
  1. Choose a borrower
    Browse hundreds of borrower profiles and find a story that connects with you.
  2. Make a loan
    Click ‘Lend’ to send money via our Field Partners, who vet, distribute and administer each loan.
  3. Get repaid
    Receive updates as the borrowers you support succeed and repay their loans.
  4. Repeat!
    When borrowers repay, that money is yours to keep, donate to Kiva or lend again to empower someone new!
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The Story of a Kiva Loan
Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.

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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.

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