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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.
General StorePakistanShagufta is a 33-year-old married woman living in the area of Lahore, Pakistan, with her family. Her husband has been running a small general store at the corner of his hou...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorRáfael, age 41, went to school through the ninth grade. He is in a relationship, and he has four children. Three of them are grown, and the other child goes to school. H...Read their story >
Personal Products SalesKosovoDobrila wants to thank all of the lenders for the previous loan she was granted in order to purchase products and bags for her business. Now she is again requesting a loan ...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorHenry, 35, studied up to the ninth grade. He is married and his wife is responsible for the household duties. He has a five-year-old son who is in preschool. For fourtee...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like SonomaLass, 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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