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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.
General StorePakistanRizwan 35, runs a general store in Karachi. Having started this business at a very young age, he has become good at it. He has captured a good population in his commun...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesEmerenciana is driven by a passion for selling. At the age of 62 and married in Tudela, Misamis Occidental, she runs a store that primarily supports her family. Everyday sh...Read their story >
Beauty SalonUgandaSarah is 30 years old and lives in the town of Wobulenzi in the Luwero region of Uganda. She is married and has four children who are all currently in school. For the past ...Read their story >
RetailKenyaDaniel is a 39-year-old man, married to Joyce, who adds additional income to support their family. They are blessed with four children. Daniel has been operating a retail b...Read their story >
RetailSenegalMrs. Hawa is married and a mother. She has been in retail for over five years. She has never benefited from an IMCEC loan before. She currently wants to purchase shoes, ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Bryan, 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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