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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.
RestaurantPakistanIjaz is a 53-year-old married man living in Lahore, Pakistan. He is the only supporter of his family, which includes his wife and five children. By profession he is a ch...Read their story >
Motorcycle RepairPhilippinesBienvinido is 65 years old, married and lives in Piao, Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte. He has been selling various spare parts and motor parts supplies. He also operates a ...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanRahat is 39 years old, married, and the mother of four sons. Rahat has been rearing animals and growing crops since 2002. Thanks to Rahat's hard work, today she has five co...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesUgandaChristopher has been a coffee farmer in Kamwenge, Uganda since 2000. He used his previous loan to buy farm inputs like seedlings, fertilizers and manure to boost his farm o...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorAlcira, age 40, lives in her own home with her lifelong partner and their two children, aged 10 and 13. She is a hardworking woman who earns a living selling assorted produ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Joel, 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.
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