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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.
Fish SellingSenegalThe 'banc villageois' was created on 2nd July 2011. The members are all very supportive and dynamic, and most of them work in small sales ventures. Maguette is a member...Read their story >
General StoreParaguayMatilde struggles to get by. She is hard working and has an entrepreneurial spirit, and she works every day to help her loved ones. She works at her pantry at early hours o...Read their story >
Clothing SalesPalestineAhmad is a 20-year-old single man from Gaza city. He lives with his family in a small, simple house. His father has a small store for selling old outlet clothes. Ahmad help...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMexicoLuz Maria is a client of Kubo Financiero, and this is her story. She is 69 years old, married, and has children who have now left home. For 37 years she has run a restau...Read their story >
General StorePakistanSonia is 29 years old woman, residing in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. She is a mother of three children. Her husband has been running a general store for past two years, he is onl...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Gio, 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 Gio, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with a Kiva Card.
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