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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.
Cosmetics SalesPakistanNiamat lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. She is a responsible mother of two children. Her husband owns a jewellery shop where he sells artificial bangles and bracelets to his ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorElmer is 25 years old and only managed to finish up to ninth grade at school. His mother worked hard to give him as much of an education as possible. His father left the fa...Read their story >
Fish SellingEl SalvadorOtoniel learned how to sell fish as a young man along with one of his cousins. Eventually his cousin moved abroad, so he now works independently as a result of the experie...Read their story >
FarmingSamoaPesi is a 41-year-old married woman with six children. She has a small plantation and grows taro to earn a living. She has been doing this for eight years. Pesi has request...Read their story >
Auto RepairLebanonYoussef is a 28-year-old single man who has been providing car electrical services for fourteen years. He was only fourteen years old when he started working to support his...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Artisan Creative, 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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