Join Andreas'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.
HardwareKenyaRosemary has a hardware shop in the town of Nairobi and has been running this business for five years. She is 41 years old and married. Together with her spouse, she has be...Read their story >
ServicesGuatemalaFrancisco, 42, lives in the community of Solola, with his wife and four children, who are all studying.
Francisco is a person who works hard every day to give hi...Read their story >
CattleColombiaSince he was young, Harold has dedicated himself to rural functions like agriculture and livestock raising, activities that his mother taught him so that he could advance i...Read their story >
FarmingUgandaVincent is a 32-year-old, hardworking married man living in Kamwenge, Uganda. He has four children, ages 8, 6, 4, and 2 years. Of these, three are in school. Vincent is a p...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesMa. Gracia is a 49-year-old married woman with nine children, two of whom are currently in school. She is a very hardworking entrepreneur. She has a fish vending busine...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Andreas, 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 5,669 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.