These best friends were bonded by war and exile

Souad helped Samira take out a loan to start a wedding dress rental business that has flourished.

International Women's Day 2018: Invest in women

Money is powerful, especially in the hands of women determined to create change.

A family fishing business making college dreams a reality

Flordelisa is a hard working woman in the Philippines who puts her children above all.

$1 billion in life-changing loans

Kiva started with a radical idea twelve years ago. Would people lend small amounts of money to complete strangers on the other side of the world to help alleviate poverty?

International Women's Day 2017: Be bold for change, invest in her

With all the news headlines, it’s hard to know how any one of us can make a difference, but across the globe, women are taking a stand and making a change.

After disaster, Kiva lenders believed in Betty

Borrowers like Betty, a mother and entrepreneur in the Philippines, demonstrate the resilience of the human spirit and inspire us to keep going even when things get tough.

Myrian's ambition is to give her children the very best

Please enjoy the story of Myrian, an artisan and passionate mother from Paraguay, as she reflects on her own gratitude for the Kiva community.

Sunaphula and her dairy farm

A loan of $575 helped Sunaphula purchase two cows for her dairy farm. Thanks to lenders like you, it's been possible for Sunaphula to earn a living by selling the milk produced by the cows. 

Be the spark that changes the world

This is what 10 years of people believing in each other's dreams looks like!

Beyond charity, rethinking how we give

We need your help to reach people and show them how easy it is to change a life with a loan.
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