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Dreams are universal. Opportunity is not.

Picture of a terraced field with a rainbow

Fund a loan, get repaid, fund another.

Picture of hands making a pot

With as little as $25, you can help people around the world create opportunity for themselves, their families, and their communities.

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Get repaid by the borrower you choose.

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Entrepreneur

Jonathan
San Francisco

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Entrepreneur

Pamela
Kenya

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Lender

Wayan
Indonesia

Picture of Arthur

Borrower

Arthur
Arkansas

Picture of Lourdes

Lifting one,

Lourdes
Paraguay

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Lifts many.

Picture of euclyptus plants

“My Kiva loan helped to pay for eucalyptus plants, fertilizer, and farm training that allows me to support my family”

Elizabeth
Mother of 7, Farmer, Kenya

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Picture of Indosole shoes

“With a Kiva loan, I've been able to grow my shoe business, create 40 jobs, and work towards saving a million tires.”

Kyle
Founder, Indosole, San Francisco, CA

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Picture of a woman Kiva borrower

Dreams are universal. Opportunity is not.

Picture of a terraced field with a rainbow

Fund a loan, get repaid, fund another.

Picture of hands making a pot

With as little as $25, you can help people around the world create opportunity for themselves, their families, and their communities.

Picture of thread spools in a basket

Get repaid by the borrower you choose.

Picture of Jonathan

Entrepreneur

Jonathan
San Francisco

Picture of Pamela

Entrepreneur

Pamela
Kenya

Picture of Wayan

Lender

Wayan
Indonesia

Picture of Arthur

Borrower

Arthur
Arkansas

Picture of Lourdes

Lifting one,

Lourdes
Paraguay

Picture of women borrower group

Lifts many.

Picture of euclyptus plants

“My Kiva loan helped to pay for eucalyptus plants, fertilizer, and farm training that allows me to support my family”

Elizabeth
Mother of 7, Farmer, Kenya

Picture of Elizabeth
Picture of Indosole shoes

“With a Kiva loan, I've been able to grow my shoe business, create 40 jobs, and work towards saving a million tires.”

Kyle
Founder, Indosole, San Francisco, CA

Picture of Kyle

Home Stats

98%
Loan repayment rate
86
Different countries
1.6 million
People who have
made a loan on Kiva
Charity Navigator's
highest award rating

How It Works

Browse categories of borrowers— people looking to grow businesses, go to school, switch to clean energy, and more.

Use the repayment to support another borrower, or withdraw your money.

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Select a borrower who you connect with and help fund a loan with as little as $25.

Receive updates on your loans and see the dollars return to your Kiva account.

Browse categories of borrowers— people looking to grow businesses, go to school, switch to clean energy, and more.

Select a borrower who you connect with and help fund a loan with as little as $25.

Receive updates on your loans and see the dollars return to your Kiva account.

Use the repayment to support another borrower, or withdraw your money.

Learn more about how Kiva works

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“Kiva is a simple concept
that can change
a person's life”

—Oprah Winfrey

Simple How It Works Stats

How does it work?

  • 1 Make a loan
  • 2 Get repaid
  • 3 Repeat!

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97%
Loan repayment rate
Charity Navigator's
highest award rating
1.6M
People have made
a loan on Kiva
86
Different countries