Micro Financial Savings

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

On April 24, 2013, more than 1,100 garment workers were killed and 2,500 were injured when the Rana Plaza factory building collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Even though there were fears the building would collapse, garment workers were pressured to remain at work under threat of 1 month’s lost pay.

The disaster in Dhaka brought new awareness about the terrible working conditions for garment workers. People were saddened and outraged, so in an effort to improve working conditions for garment workers and bring more transparency to the fashion industry, Fashion Revolution Day was born.

Read more about an amazing Kiva borrower and Kiva Field Partner who are putting a face to the people who make their clothes. These companies are practicing ethical, eco-friendly fashion we can get behind, and wear with pride. Read more>


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Kiva and Dr. Bronner's, the family-owned company that makes the most popular brand of natural soap in North America, are kicking off an exciting new partnership called Seedlings for Small Farmers!

Starting April 23, Kiva will crowdfund 0% interest loans to support smallholder farmers in Ghana who grow certified organic and fair trade oil palm  used in Dr. Bronner’s soap. And, for a limited time, Dr. Bronner's will match each loan made to these farmers.

Dr. Bronner's sister company, Serendipalm, manages the sourcing and supply of their raw materials in Ghana to ensure they are both organic and fair trade. The Kiva loans to Serendipalm's smallholder farmers will help them purchase more productive oil palm seedling varieties and expand their farm acreage.

While Serendipalm has offered loans to farmers previously, the partnership with Kiva will allow for a significant expansion of the program. So far, more than 80 farmers have requested microloans for seedlings. Seedlings purchased and planted today will result in a long-term, reliable source of income for farmers for years to come.

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