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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.
Home Products SalesGhanaThese members are part of the group called Christo Nti which comprises three hardworking women. They are engaged in the sale of matches, candles, soap, washing powder and b...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMozambiqueNeli is a 46-year-old project coordinator. She has two children, both of whom are in school. She lives in a house that she owns. With the amount of the loan she'll purchas...Read their story >
Food StallVietnamTam lives with her one child and husband. Her husband works as a sanitary worker in the local community. For the past 10 years Tam has been running a food stall to earn ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesGeorgiaLeila, who is a 22 year old, young, woman, lives in the Sagarejo district with her little infant. Her husband lives abroad and transfers money periodically to Leila. This i...Read their story >
RickshawPakistanNasreen is a 33-year-old married woman with three children. The man shown in the photo is Nasreen’s husband, a professional driver who provides transportation services usin...Read their story >
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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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