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.
PigsIndonesiaThe Daya Pertiwi group is receiving a loan of the same size as before. As one of the groups that received the most loans from MUK, the purpose of the group is venture capit...Read their story >
Grocery StoreNicaraguaJuana del Carmen is an older lady, married, with two children who are independent. She is originally from Chinandega, located in the west of the country. She is characteriz...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorWith the help of a pevious loan Yobana has improved and maintained her business activity which is selling sweet bread and tamales. She is generating more income for the fa...Read their story >
Grocery StoreBoliviaValentina is a 39-year-old woman, married, and the mother of two children. Her business is a neighborhood store. She is a strong, humble, fighting, persevering, conserva...Read their story >
Shoe SalesKenyaJoshua is 32 years old, married, and blessed with three school-going children. He has been running a photo studio for the last 20 years and earns a monthly income of KES.30...Read their story >
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.
- 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 Tim, 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 4,751 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.