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

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.
 
We took this journey to the Philippines to visit Kiva borrowers and to find 1 special borrower in particular: Lorebel. Finally, we take the short walk through banana trees to her home.
 
Lorebel lives on one of the more touristy islands in the Philippines, but as she watches our Kiva photographer and me approach, her eyes grow wide. We are the first foreigners she’s ever seen.
 
Lorebel is special for a lot of reasons (just look at that joyful smile), but what brought us here is that Lorebel helped Kiva cross an incredible milestone. On June 22, 2017, Kiva’s community of lenders hit $1 billion in loans to over 2 million borrowers, crisscrossing the world with connections of care and support.
 
Kiva loves to celebrate its interns and the meaningful work that they accomplish every day. Now past their mid-internship point, we sat down with a few of them to hear about their work and how their time at Kiva has impacted them thus far. Read below to hear why Kiva interns are working to become the next generation of social innovators.

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.

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