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

Check out the latest Kiva photo story! This time Tiffany Vlaanderen, a Kiva Fellow in Nairobi, takes us inside an artisan workshop where hand-crafted works sold all over the world originate.

Given the recent conflict in Gaza, we've gotten a number of questions from lenders asking about Kiva borrowers and Field Partners working in this area of the world. Kiva shares the concerns expressed by many of our lenders and we are in the process of following up with our Palestinian partners to ascertain how they and their borrowers have been impacted by the war.

We know that some microfinance borrowers (and their businesses) have been affected, both directly and indirectly, by the violence. Given that events continue to unfold by the minute, coupled with the fact that our Field Partners' headquarters (all located in the West Bank) are currently closed for the Eid al-Fitr holiday, we do not yet have information specific to Kiva borrowers. Our partners have made it very clear, however, that they appreciate the concern expressed and support offered by Kiva and Kiva lenders. We will continue to be in communication with our partners, both to assess how we can be of help to them and to gather additional information about Kiva borrowers in the costal strip. 

Given the recent conflict in Gaza, we've gotten a number of questions from lenders asking about Kiva borrowers and Field Partners working in this area of the world. Kiva shares the concerns expressed by many of our lenders and we are in the process of following up with our Palestinian partners to ascertain how they and their borrowers have been impacted by the war.

We know that some microfinance borrowers (and their businesses) have been affected, both directly and indirectly, by the violence. Given that events continue to unfold by the minute, coupled with the fact that our Field Partners' headquarters (all located in the West Bank) are currently closed for the Eid al-Fitr holiday, we do not yet have information specific to Kiva borrowers. Our partners have made it very clear, however, that they appreciate the concern expressed and support offered by Kiva and Kiva lenders. We will continue to be in communication with our partners, both to assess how we can be of help to them and to gather additional information about Kiva borrowers in the costal strip. 

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