Join Peter'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.
DairyKosovoVeli lives with his wife and his son who is married. Although his son provides the main source of income by working in construction, his salary is low. Veli and his wife ar...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaSra. Miriam is requesting a new loan so that she can buy zinc in order to replace the roof of her home, which has greatly deteriorated and is full of holes. It rains frequ...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesRolando is a 57-year-old fisherman from Concepcion, Iloilo. He is a married man and a father of 10 children. Rolando has been in the fishing business for more than 30 years...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPhilippinesMabel is 31 years old. She lives in the Carangan, Ozamiz city. She is actively participating in the various programs and services that the coop offers. She hopes to live co...Read their story >
AgriculturePhilippinesIn 2012, Cheryl learned about Paglaum Multi Purpose Cooperative and the financial assistance it gives start-ups. Cheryl tried her luck in doing a business focusing on her ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Peter, 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 Peter, 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 3,721 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.