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? Today it’s not just a crazy idea. It’s happening and transforming lives.
The Kiva community just surpassed crowdfunding $1 BILLION in dreams, creating #1BillionInChange for people around the world! Through small loans, 1.5 million lenders have funded brave new ideas that bring hope, opportunity and change to communities. Together, we've proved that when millions of people act, the world changes for millions more.