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Change a woman's life with a loan.

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.

See the change that is possible
Investing in women is a way to alleviate global poverty

Why Kiva?

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.

Why Do People Kiva?
We each took time to explain why we use Kiva, but this is just a fraction of Kiva's many active users around the world.
  1. Choose a borrower
    Browse hundreds of borrower profiles and find a story that connects with you.
  2. Make a loan
    Click ‘Lend’ to send money via our Field Partners, who vet, distribute and administer each loan.
  3. Get repaid
    Receive updates as the borrowers you support succeed and repay their loans.
  4. Repeat!
    When borrowers repay, that money is yours to keep, donate to Kiva or lend again to empower someone new!
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The Story of a Kiva Loan
Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.

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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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