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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.
Electronics SalesPakistanSalomi is a 38-year old married woman, living in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. She is the mother of three children. Her husband owns an electronics shop in which he offers ...Read their story >
Food MarketLiberiaEva is 49 years old and lives in Logan Town, one of the early community in Liberia that is well-known. She is unmarried and has 3 children between the ages of 28 and 30, al...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesCambodiaA citizen from Cheung Prey district of Kampong Cham province, Yen is 30 years old and blessed with three children. Two of the children are in school and the remaining one i...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorDenis, 48, lives in his own house with his wife, parents, three aunts, a cousin and his small 10 year old son. Denis works as an employee at a company located close to ...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaUndang lives west of Bandung, a semi-urban area about three hours from Jakarta. Undang is married and living with three people in the family home. Undang began working...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Adam, 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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