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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.
Clothing SalesPakistanSumaira is a 32-year-old married woman, living with her spouse and four children in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. She belongs to a poor family, her family passing their l...Read their story >
AgricultureHonduras30-year-old Belsy was only able to study for the first four years of primary school because her parents did not want to continue to support her education and so she worked ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesCharmaine is 35 years old and married with one child. She works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and has requested a 30,000 PHP l...Read their story >
Food StallVietnamDung, who is forty-eight years old, is married with one daughter. Her husband supports the family through the income he earns from driving for hire. She runs a food stall t...Read their story >
Education providerPalestineMahmoud is a 22-year-old single man from Rafah City. He lives with his family in a small simple house. His father is an employee in the public sector where he earns a low i...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Deborah, 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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