Join Philip'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.
RetailSenegalThis 30-woman group is affiliated with the banc villageois which was created on 18th September 2010. The members of this banc villageois reside in the same village and in i...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaFrida lives in NOr Kesaria village in the Armavir region. Her husband is a migrant worker and their only daughter is married and lives separately with her family. Frida...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMiguel, who is 57 years old, lives in a house that is humble but that is his own. He is very happy in his house because, in spite of living alone, he has manged to make pro...Read their story >
RickshawPakistanNasreen lives in Lahore. She is 36, married and the mother of three children. Her husband is a rickshaw driver by profession. He provides transportation services locally. H...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPhilippinesFlorita is 65 years old and lives in Palilan, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is married with four children now at their adult age. Florita has engaged in the fish vending...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Philip, 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 Philip, 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 5,660 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.