• Jose Pedro
    A loan of $1,000 helps Jose Pedro to pay the rent on his land and buy a young cow.

  • Sandra Liliana
    A loan of $750 helps Sandra Liliana to invest in new stock and construction materials: paint and ...

  • Felista
    A loan of $500 helps Felista her to buy a motorbike to deliver farm products to market while they...

  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!
    Make another loan and empower someone new!

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Join us in funding $3M in loans to women by March 8—International Women's Day. It all starts with you (and doesn’t cost a thing)!

This International Women’s Day, Kiva is giving YOU the chance to support a woman with a gift of $25 to make your first Kiva loan for FREE. You choose who to support—helping a woman start or grow a business, go to school, access clean energy or invest in her community. Join now, and help us reach more women today.


How Kiva works

  1. Choose a borrower

    Read stories of women borrowers in the nearly 80 countries where Kiva works.

  2. Sign up and make a loan for free!

    The free trial funds allow you to send $25 to a woman of your choice at no cost to you (so long as you’re a new lender).

  3. Follow the progress

    You’ll get updates about the woman you supported and repayments will go back to our generous sponsor.

  4. Repeat the cycle with your own funds

    Our hope is that you’ll be inspired to lend your own $25 to support someone else, and continue to relend those repayments again and again.


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Kiva's International Women's Day partners include

  • BlackRock is proud to support Kiva's efforts to empower women entrepreneurs globally by providing the access to capital they need to create better futures for themselves and their communities.

  • For more than 15 years, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics has worked to empower women beyond makeup, partnering with various non-profits to help women develop job skills, reenter the workforce and gain access to educational resources.

  • Capital Group is proud to support the empowerment of women on International Women's Day.

  • Capital One celebrates International Women's Day today - and everyday.

  • International Women’s Day and Cisco's support represent commitment to empowering global problem solvers who create opportunity for women.

  • The Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund supports gender equity in peer-to-peer fundraising, which includes microlending, on International Women's Day and year-round.

  • Fossil Group is committed to helping the world thrive and empowering women around the globe, creating greater opportunity for all.

  • GoDaddy proudly supports efforts that empower women to transform their ideas and initiatives into life fulfilling endeavors.

  • The Hall Steps Foundation is proud to support the empowerment of women through microloans!

  • Celebrating entrepreneurship and economic opportunity for all—HP employees and Foundation are proud to have supported more than 23K female Kiva borrowers in 2016. Happy International Women’s Day.

  • Latham & Watkins LLP proudly supports women’s empowerment through a range of pro bono, community service, and business efforts, and we’re particularly excited to celebrate International Women’s Day and join Kiva in helping women through microlending.

  • Maybank Kim Eng is proud to be in partnership with Kiva to support and empower more women entrepreneurs in celebration of International Woman’s Day.

  • PayPal is excited to support International Women’s Day and Kiva’s campaign to empower even more women entrepreneurs around the world.

  • Pearson is proud to be investing in programs that help girls and women. Happy International Women's Day!

  • In recognition of International Women’s Day and our continued partnership with Kiva, the PepsiCo Foundation is contributing $250,000 in matching loan funds to help spur prosperity in the communities where we operate.

  • At S&P Global as part of our Corporate Responsibility strategy, we tackle the challenges women face in launching and developing their businesses—from gender bias to systemic lack of access to capital, S&P Global is proud to partner with Kiva and support women entrepreneurs around the world.

  • The Vita Coco Project is dedicated to improving the communities we source from. We are proud to partner with Kiva on International Women’s Day and help empower even more female entrepreneurs globally.

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