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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.
Personal Housing ExpensesAlbaniaPashke is a villager and a married mother of two who has built a little family home recently, but she was short of money to do further work such as tiling, plastering the w...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesVilma is 64 years old and widowed with seven children. She works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines, and requested a PHP 13,000 ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesZimbabweFuture is a 20-year-old businesswoman who lives in Lupane District, Zimbabwe with her parents and siblings. Future has been selling clothes at a flea market stall in her co...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesPakistanYasmeen is 54, married and the mother of two children. She and her family live in Rawalpindi.
Yasmeen’s husband has a fruit shop in the market near their house. For ...Read their story >
Spare PartsUgandaVicent, a new client, resides in a town in Ntungamo District. His major activity is in the sale of spare parts for motorcycles. The busines has been profitable because...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Jennifer, 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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