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Every day, Kiva connects thousands of people to borrowers and partner institutions around the world, working together to create opportunity and alleviate poverty. It only takes $25 to get started.
TailoringPakistanRobina has successfully built her business of tailoring with the support of Kashf Foundation and Kiva. She very well knows the techniques of stitching. Her regular customer...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesRosemarie is forty-eight years old and married with three children. She works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a...Read their story >
Primary/secondary school costsLebanonLea is the featured borrower of Smart 2 group. She joined with the other group members to acquire a loan from Kiva's field partner, Al Majmoua, because they have always be...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesNorma is 40 years old, married, and has five children. With three children currently in school, Norma works very hard to provide for them. Norma runs a general store in...Read their story >
Food StallKenyaKambua is married and has children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Andre, combat poverty daily by making small loans to borrowers around the world. We believe in fair access to affordable capital for people to improve their own lives.
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