Change a woman's life with a loan.
RetailKenyaAlice is a married woman with 2 children. She operates a retail business where she sells cereals, where she has been involved in this business for 6 years. Her primary cust...Read their story >
Higher education costsArmeniaArpik already repaid her first Kiva loan, and she is very thankful for the support. She hopes for one more deal. This time she needs money for her son’s education costs. ...Read their story >
RestaurantBoliviaGabriela is a single mother she has two children. She works as a cook. She cooks roasted chicken and she needs a loan to buy more chicken meat for her business. Gabriela is...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesEl SalvadorNelsy, who is 40 years old, works as a teacher at a school in her community. She is divorced and lives with her mother and 10-year-old son. Nelsy has 3 years of experience...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesVivian is a married woman with six children. She is a very hardworking entrepreneur. She is 45 years old and has two children who are in school.
Vivian has a gen...Read their story >
When you lend to a woman
You can set off an amazing chain reaction. It all starts with a $25 loan to start a business and grow her income:
- Women reinvest 80% of their income in the health and well-being of their children.
- A child born to a mother who can read is 50% more like to live past age 5.
- For girls, every additional year of school increases her future earning potential by 20%.
- Daughters of economically empowered mothers are more likely to follow in their footsteps.
Now that’s a virtuous cycle. It’s easy to do your part.
Kiva connects millions of people through lending to alleviate poverty worldwide. By providing fair access to affordable capital, hundreds of thousands of lenders just like you empower borrowers to improve their own lives.
We work with socially-driven organizations in 65+ countries to offer microloans to the people who need it most -- but also to promote clean energy, support conflict-zone recovery, and much more. Join us and make a loan today.
- Choose a borrower
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- Make a loan
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- Get repaid
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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.
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