We envision a world where all people hold the power to create opportunity for themselves and others.
Dreams are universal, but opportunity is not. Billions of people around the world can’t access the financial means to work towards their dreams.
Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 and based San Francisco, that celebrates and supports people looking to create a better future for themselves, their families and their communities. We exist to connect and empower them, one loan at a time.
By lending as little as $25 on Kiva, anyone can help a borrower start or grow a business, go to school, access clean energy, or realize their potential. For some, it’s a matter of survival, for others it’s the fuel for a life-long ambition.