• Mary
    A loan of $250 helps Mary to buy cereals to sell in her local market.

  • Janeth
    A loan of $300 helps Janeth to purchase skirts, blouses and dresses that are trendy, in order to ...

  • Arturo
    A loan of $825 helps Arturo to buy some useless cars and get the tin out of them.

  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!


Celebrate International Women's Day on March 8th by helping fund $3M in loans to women!

In the week leading up to International Women’s Day, we’re aiming to crowdfund $3M in loans to women. 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 us in reaching $3M in loans to women by March 8th!


How Kiva works

  1. Choose a borrower

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

  2. Make a loan

    Choose a woman to support and lend as little as $25 to help her achieve her goal.

  3. Get repaid

    Receive updates as she succeeds and repays her loan.

  4. Repeat!

    As you receive repayments, that money is yours to keep, donate to Kiva or lend again to empower someone new!


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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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