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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.
Movie Tapes & DVDsSierra LeoneThis is 33-year-old Abu Bakarr. He is married and has one child, aged four. In 2010, Abu Bakarr established his business, selling DVDs, VCDs, and phone recharging and top-...Read their story >
CattleKyrgyzstanSalkyn is 52 years old, married, and together with her husband, is raising four children. Salkyn has a secondary education. She works as an orderly in a local hospital. As ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMarta is 48 years old. She lives in her own house with her husband and their two children, aged 17 and 15. Marta has earned her living by selling vegetables and ornamental ...Read their story >
TransportationEl SalvadorJosé is single. He lives with his mother and his sister. His business consists of offering moto-taxi service in his residential area. Also with some effort, he has acquired...Read their story >
General StorePakistanAdnan lives in Karachi, Pakistan with his family. He is a very hardworking and 25 years old young man. He is a retailer for his profession. He owns a small retail shop in h...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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