Join Tyler 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.
PigsArmeniaGevorg is 31 years old and lives in the village of Khashtarak in the Tavush region of Armenia. He lives with his parents, wife, and 5-year-old daughter. Gevorg’s father is ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesLuciana is 44 years old and lives in Tuburan, Pagadian City Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. She is married and has two children. Luciana has a store that sells goods and...Read their story >
RetailUgandaZakiel is a member of the Kasenyi United Group (Sub Group B). He runs a fishing business in Kasenyi, which is found in the Kasese district. He is the father of three childr...Read their story >
SewingJordanNawal was born in 1960. She is married and has 12 children. Her husband is a retired man who currently works in agriculture. His business is not letting him be able to cove...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaNathan is a member of this group in Matete District. He is pictured here in a group of five One Acre Fund group leader farmers. The group leaders represent a total of 50 in...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Tyler, 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 Tyler, 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 4,394 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.