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

Story and photos by Catherine Cocke

In the early hours of Oct. 8, 2017, residents of Santa Rosa, Calif., awoke to a real-life nightmare as they watched flames cascade over the hills toward their homes. With only minutes to grab family members and escape from the fires coming their way, thousands of people — mothers, fathers, children — lost everything.

Dewitt, a resident of the Santa Rosa area, was among those battered by the fire. A father to 1 child, with another on the way, he also cares for tens of thousands of bees and relies on them for his livelihood as a beekeeper.

In the chaotic days after the fire, Dewitt learned that thousands of bees from his 25 oldest and largest hives had died. For the first month after the fire, he was in denial, but the reality soon sunk in that overnight he had lost $25,000 in equipment, product and revenue.

In the early hours of Oct. 8, 2017, residents of Santa Rosa, Calif., awoke to a real-life nightmare as they watched flames cascade over the hills toward their homes. With only minutes to grab family members and escape from the fires coming their way, thousands of people — mothers, fathers, children — lost everything.

Dewitt, a resident of the Santa Rosa area, was among those battered by the fire. A father to 1 child, with another on the way, he also cares for tens of thousands of bees and relies on them for his livelihood as a beekeeper.

In the chaotic days after the fire, Dewitt learned that thousands of bees from his 25 oldest and largest hives had died. For the first month after the fire, he was in denial, but the reality soon sunk in that overnight he had lost $25,000 in equipment, product and revenue.

To learn more about how Dewitt leveraged a Kiva loan to rebuild, continue reading on our medium page, here.  

Story and photos by Catherine Cocke

In the early hours of Oct. 8, 2017, residents of Santa Rosa, Calif., awoke to a real-life nightmare as they watched flames cascade over the hills toward their homes. With only minutes to grab family members and escape from the fires coming their way, thousands of people — mothers, fathers, children — lost everything.

Dewitt, a resident of the Santa Rosa area, was among those battered by the fire. A father to 1 child, with another on the way, he also cares for tens of thousands of bees and relies on them for his livelihood as a beekeeper.

In the chaotic days after the fire, Dewitt learned that thousands of bees from his 25 oldest and largest hives had died. For the first month after the fire, he was in denial, but the reality soon sunk in that overnight he had lost $25,000 in equipment, product and revenue.

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