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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.
Milk SalesPakistanRazia is a 35-year-old, married woman. She has been doing a business of selling milk for the past 11 years. She has two cows and one buffalo in milk. She sells milk to many...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesKenyaEsther is a married woman. She has 6 children. She describes herself to be determined and motivated. She operates a retail business where she sells charcoal. She has been i...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesEl SalvadorDora is 33 years old and a very hardworking woman who devotes herself completely to her business, all with the sole desire to make headway and provide a better life to her ...Read their story >
Milk SalesPakistanSarafeen is a 53-year-old mother with 5 children. Sarafeen has sold milk with her husband for many years. She initiated her own business and bought a cow to support her fa...Read their story >
Grocery StoreKenyaCharles is 41 years old, married, and together with his spouse they have been blessed with four children. He runs a retail shop and has been in the business for nine years ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Gerv, 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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