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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 ExpensesEl SalvadorIris is 25 years old and lives in her own home with her partner and their two children, aged 9 and 5 years old. Iris has a store which she established in a room in her own ...Read their story >
Barber ShopLebanonAbdallah is a 25-year-old married father of one child. Abdallah has been working as a barber since seven years ago. In 2010, he established his current business, in order t...Read their story >
Personal Products SalesEl SalvadorMaria, age 48, lives in her own home with her family. She has been selling perfumes, crèmes, deodorants, lotions, and other products for several years. Maria offers her p...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesPakistanZainab is a 36-year-old married woman, living in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. She is the responsible mother of three daughters and a son. Her husband owns a fruit shop and...Read their story >
General StoreJordanAmal was born in 1966. She is married and a mother of three. Her husband is a contractor. Amal has been sewing and selling general products such as clothes, accessories, an...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Jordan, 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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