Join Kristina'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.
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorJosé, who is 50 years old, lives with his wife and their three children: two boys, ages 14 and 11, and a daughter, age 21. He is an entrepreneurial man who has earned his l...Read their story >
Beauty SalonBenin"Ife Oluwa 3" is a group of three people whose members are friends and belong to the same tontine. The group leader, Noëlie (whose hand is raised in the photo), is 36 years...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesHondurasJosé Félix is forty years old and lives with his wife and children, whom he supports. He owns his home and lives in the community of Trojes, in eastern Honduras. José Fé...Read their story >
FarmingNigeriaPhilibus is a maize farmer and member of Babban Gona. Philibus joined Babban Gona primarily to create a better future for his children, Justina and Jenifa. Philibus is exc...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMaria is 48 years old and lives in her own house with her life partner and two adult children. Maria is very hard-working and dedicated to her family. She works in an insti...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Kristina, 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 Kristina, 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 3,888 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.