Kiva Is Saving The World One Micro-Loan At A Time!
We envision a financially inclusive world where all people hold the power to improve their lives. Kiva Is Saving The World One Micro-Loan At A Time!
More than 1.7 billion people around the world are unbanked and can’t access the financial services they need. Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 in San Francisco, with a mission to expand financial access to help underserved communities thrive.
We do this by crowdfunding loans and unlocking capital for the underserved, improving the quality and cost of financial services, and addressing the underlying barriers to financial access around the world. Through Kiva’s work, students can pay for tuition, women can start businesses, farmers are able to invest in equipment and families can afford needed emergency care.
By lending as little as $25 on Kiva, you can be part of the solution and make a real difference in someone’s life.
100% of every dollar you lend on Kiva goes to funding loans.
Thank you for joining Kiva, a powerful community creating opportunity for people around the globe. On behalf of all of our borrowers, we would like to extend our personal thanks; your contribution is creating a world where all people have the power to pursue their dreams!
Here Are A Few Examples Of What Kiva Borrowers Have To Say About How Lenders Impact Their Lives:
“This loan helped me out so much. My clients expect their products on time, and this new sewing machine allows me to work so much faster.” – Judith, Colombia
“Before, I didn’t have a job, and it was difficult to pay my rent and feed myself. Then, I went to Kiva; they gave me money and I started a business. My life is different. My life is good.”
– Ann, Kenya
“People who never met me decided to fund so I could get a laptop loan. I’m very grateful for what they have done. They have changed my life.” -Jean Pierre, Rwanda
Visit Kiva and find more borrowers whose stories inspire you to lend a hand in making their dreams a reality.
What Makes Us Unique
It’s A Loan, Not A Donation
We believe lending alongside thousands of others is one of the most powerful and sustainable ways to create economic and social good. Lending on Kiva creates a partnership of mutual dignity and makes it easy to touch more lives with the same dollar. Fund a loan, get repaid, fund another.
You Choose Where To Make An Impact
Whether you lend to friends in your community, or people halfway around the world (and for many, it’s both), Kiva creates the opportunity to play a special part in someone else’s story. At Kiva, loans aren’t just about money—they’re a way to create connection and relationships.
Pushing The Boundaries Of A Loan
Kiva started as a pioneer in crowdfunding in 2005, and is constantly innovating to meet people’s diverse lending needs. Whether it’s reinventing microfinance with more flexible terms, supporting community-wide projects or lowering costs to borrowers, we are always testing and learning.
Lifting One, To Lift Many
When a Kiva loan enables someone to grow a business and create opportunity for themselves, it creates opportunities for others as well. That ripple effect can shape the future for a family or an entire community.
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We can’t wait to see the lives you’ll change through Kiva!
All the best,
The Kiva team