Microfinance is the practice of making financial services available to the poorest people in the world earning about $ 1 per day who do not have access to typical banking services.
By helping the active poor who make $1.25 per day and have the desire to help themselves, small amounts of money can go a long way in making them self-sufficient.
When jobs are created people survive on their own as their self-esteem and outlook on life improve dramatically. The income generated from their new businesses allows once poor families to begin to fulfill basic needs transforming one life at a time as each person escapes the tragedies of poverty.
In the next 10 minutes, 50 people will die from hunger. Our Mission is to Make an Impact by Investing and Transforming the Life of An Entrepreneur
Field Partner Testimonials
In San Juan, Puerto Rico, a Kiva borrower named Matilsha is fighting for her livelihood in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
We traveled a long way for this moment: more than 7,000 miles, 3 flights, including on a propeller plane, and a 5 hour road trip along winding roads and through palm tree jungles.
Angele - Review and Translation Program (SF)
What makes working at Kiva unique?
We are honored and excited to announce Neville Crawley as Kiva’s Chief Executive Officer.
Neville brings nearly 2 decades of experience in global business and technology ventures, most recently as CEO of Quid, a platform that analyzes the world's collective intelligence to help answer strategic questions.
“I’m thrilled to be joining Kiva and have the greatest respect and admiration for the good that the entire Kiva community has created,” Neville said. “As I start my work here, I bring a passion and desire to do my part to deliver ‘loans that change lives’ on the biggest possible scale and with the maximum impact.”
Neville’s connection with Kiva’s mission is rooted in his own journey – a small gift as a teen enabled him to purchase his first computer and changed the trajectory of his life. He used that computer to channel his creative interests and start his first business producing music, videos and other visual arts projects.
He went on to become the first in his family to graduate from college and charted a unique and varied career guided by curiosity and the pursuit of work with a mission.