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Help the World. Feed the World. Save the World.
Women - Lend to empower women and promote gender equality.
Women - Lend to empower women and promote gender equality.
Group Loan - Support borrower solidarity and community by joining one of our Team group loans.
Group Loan - Support borrower solidarity and community by joining one of our Team group loans.
Housing - Help create safe and stable homes for their families.
Housing - Help create safe and stable homes for their families.
Start-Up - Give a boost with a $5 donation to entrepreneurs starting brand new businesses.
Start-Up - Give a boost with a $5 donation to entrepreneurs starting brand new businesses.
Transportation - Fuel local economies by helping entrepreneurs get from point A to point B.
Transportation - Fuel local economies by helping entrepreneurs get from point A to point B.
Vulnerable Groups - Empower marginalized people like widows, refugees and others.
Vulnerable Groups - Empower marginalized people like widows, refugees and others.

Transforming Lives

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. 
 

Field Partner Testimonials

We are honored to announce a new member of our team, Martin Tschopp, as CEO of Kiva.  As co-lead with Kiva’s President and Co-founder, Premal Shah, Martin brings a skillset that will help Kiva grow our reach, maximize social impact and leverage technology in strategic new ways. 

Martin comes to Kiva after 12 years with eBay, most recently as the Vice President and General Manager of eBay Advertising. At eBay, he worked to build and grow marketplace and e-commerce businesses in 20 countries, with a consistent track record of success in a wide range of markets.

Martin is one of a handful of executives in the world that has amassed such expertise working with consumer internet businesses, from startup to scale up. He will now bring this expertise to the social good space, and is dedicated to using his knowledge to help grow the Kiva community in service of the organization’s vision and mission.

Kiva’s loans come in all shapes, sizes and languages. Lucky for us, there’s a team of hard- working multilingual volunteers on Kiva’s Review and Translation (RTP) team who make it possible for us to get these loans onto the site!

Kiva partners operate in five languages (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Russian) and we rely on an enormous network of volunteers to help review and translate loans so they can be published to our site in English while preserving the original author’s voice and tone.


There are few things as universal as a mother’s love. Kiva loans support a hugely diverse range of borrowers, hailing from over 80 different countries, but one thing remains a constant: the touching stories we hear of mothers putting the well-being and education of their children above all else.

Although we all have plenty of reasons to call our mom or send her a card this Mother's Day, here are 3 women who will further inspire you:

Sento lives in Makeni City, Sierra Leone and sells local food, soft drinks, and condiments out of a small store on the side of a main road.

She works 16 hours every day and sleeps in a tiny room behind her shop in order to make sure her inventory doesn’t get stolen. Sento’s proudest achievement is that her earnings will allow her 4 children to attend junior high and high school. Her greatest goal is to eventually be able to send them all to university, a chance she didn’t have herself.

“In those days they didn’t allow women to go to school, but now it is different,” Sento said.

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