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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.
EmbroideryPakistanFazal, age 34, is a mother of three children. She owns an embroidery business, which is the only source of income for the family. She needs to purchase a new variety of emb...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorDalila is an enterprising woman who has been making her living by selling beauty products from catalogs for the past two years. Dalila is 29 years old and lives in her own ...Read their story >
Home AppliancesYemenThis group is called Om-Jahad and consists of four women who are all hard-working. They live in Sana'a, Yemen. They have taken a loan of 150,000 YER. Entsar is 26 years...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorCandida is 52 years old and lives in in her own home with her husband and their five children, aged 17, 15, 13, 10, and 8 years old. Candida works selling banana leaves, wh...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorPastor is 40 years old and is a farmer. He grew up with his mother and grandfather, who raised cattle and farmed, growing basic grains. Pastor does not have a formal educat...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Harry, 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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Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like Harry, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with a Kiva Card.
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