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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.
Milk SalesPakistanSugrah is a 46 year-old married mother of four children. To support her family she began selling milk. Sugrah is known in her town for providing good quality milk. I...Read their story >
Clothing SalesPhilippinesRenita has been engaged in selling ready-to-wear apparel for both men and women for more than 10 years. She buys and sells shirts, dresses, pants and women's jeans. She has...Read their story >
TaxiTajikistanLutfullo is 35 and married with three children. He lives in a rural area and has his own minivan taxi, with which he transports passengers and baggage. Sometimes he works t...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMaría is 60 years old and lives with her partner and eight-year-old grandson in a house that she owns. María has a very enterprising spirit and goes out every day in order ...Read their story >
Spare PartsTogoYaovi is a young man aged 35 who lives with his wife, a trader, and their two children in Lomé. The children are aged eight and five and are both in school. Yaovi is a t...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Angel Maria, 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.
Often only a relatively small amount of money stands in the way of Kiva borrowers and their dreams. Whether it’s a Kenyan farmer who needs $500 in order to double her grain production, or a young Bolivian woman who lacks the $1,500 tuition for nursing school, Kiva lenders provide a hand up to these and countless other borrowers.
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