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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.
Cosmetics SalesBoliviaRebeca continues selling perfumes, fragrances, cosmetics, and beauty products. She paid her previous loan back in time and did not have any difficulties. On this occasion...Read their story >
Wedding ExpensesTajikistanMuhayyo is 41 years old and lives with her father, brother and daughter. It was her father and brother who helped Muhayyo to raise her daughter. Now her daughter is getti...Read their story >
Cloth & Dressmaking SuppliesPakistanNaheed is a 43-year-old married woman. She is involved in the business of cloth trade. She purchases a variety of cloth at low prices from the city market and sells them in...Read their story >
ServicesColombiaYeison is a hard-working and humble man, a description he has earned well. He started a car-washing business five years ago. Today he works alone on the street. He is reque...Read their story >
Beauty SalonLebanonNour is a 29-year-old, single woman living with her parents and three siblings. They all cooperate and work together to fulfill their needs and be able to live a respectful...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Joanna, 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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