Join Zahid's team 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.
Fish SellingUgandaShamila is a member of Bassajabalaba Market Group. She is a 24-year-old married woman who is a market vendor in a market located in cell A ward iv Ishaka division Bushenyi ...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesKenyaEunice is a married woman. She describes herself to be determined. She operates a retail business where she sells charcoal. She has been involved in this business for three...Read their story >
General StoreParaguaySaturnino, 46, is married to Mirian and they have three school-aged children. The family earns a living running a well-stocked store that they have had for three years. T...Read their story >
FarmingBoliviaSr. Santos is a responsible and hardworking individual. He is 25 years old, single, and has no children. Santos works on a small parcel of land that he purchased after a ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesZimbabweDella is a 32-year-old mother of four from the Binga District of Zimbabwe. She is a businesswoman who has been running a flea market for the past two years. When she is not...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Zahid, 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 Zahid, 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 4,444 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.