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It's a loan, not a donation

Kiva is a loan, not a donation, allowing you to cycle your money and create a personal impact across the world. Plus, you can withdraw your funds at any time.

How it works

By lending as little as $25 on Kiva, you can support the causes you care about and make a real personal impact.

  1. Choose a borrower

    Browse by category and find an entrepeneur to support

  2. Make a loan

    Help fund a loan
    with as little as $25.

  3. Get repaid

    Kiva borrowers have a 96% repayment rate historically.

  4. Repeat

    Relend your money or withdraw your funds.

100% of your loan goes to the field.

We don't take a penny.

$1.5b
loans funded
1.9m
lenders
96%
repayment rate
77
countries
14
years

What our lending
community thinks

Heather McLaughlin

Being able to lend, then get repaid, and lend over and over again gives great satisfaction. My funds have been lent 12 times over.

Heather McLaughlin,

Kiva lender

Jenae Journot

Just made my 11th loan to a single mother in Nicaragua. Constantly blown away by the impact from the same $25 being lent over and over again.

Jenae Journot,

Kiva lender

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