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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.
Education providerColombiaAlbany is a loving, charismatic, helpful mother of two children who is happily married. At 38 years of age, she makes a living as a kindergarten teacher in a daycare center...Read their story >
Clothing SalesGeorgiaNino is a 47-year-old widowed woman, from the village, Khibula. She has two unemployed sons only. The family belongs to the 'subsistence poor' category since they don't hav...Read their story >
General StoreBeninThe group LA VICTOIRE is composed of nine persons who live in the same district. The group's representative, named Pascaline (with her hand raised in the photo), is 61 year...Read their story >
Fish SellingLiberiaMary is 46 years old, widowed, and has eight children, two of whom attend school. She lives in Sinkor, in Montserrado County, where living conditions are almost like the ca...Read their story >
RetailPakistanShazia is a 40-year-old married woman who lives in the area of Lahore, Pakistan, with her spouse and a son. She would like a loan to support her husband; he is a salesman a...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Rob, 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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