Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco, with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. We celebrate and support people looking to create a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.
By lending as little as $25 on Kiva, anyone can help a borrower start or grow a business, go to school, access clean energy or realize their potential. For some, it’s a matter of survival, for others it’s the fuel for a life-long ambition.
100% of every dollar you lend on Kiva goes to funding loans. Kiva covers costs primarily... [+] Read more
Many refugees and immigrants arrive every day in Quebec in order to have a better life for themselves. Even though we might think there is nothing we can do to help them integrate into the society, there are many organizations that are working to facilitate the integration of the newly arrived immigrants, such as, the Scalabrini centre of Montreal for immigrants and refugees. This organization located in Montreal propose classes to help refugees learn French and English and to better integrate within the society. If you wish to help, the centre is currently looking for people to help... [+] Read more