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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.
RetailPakistanNazia is a 37-year-old woman living with her spouse in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. Her hometown is a very populated area. Mostly, people like to chew betel leaf, so a...Read their story >
General StorePakistanBushra is a 27-year-old married woman. She is a mother of 3 children. Bushra has been successfully running a small general store in her community for the last two years. Sh...Read their story >
FarmingIndiaUttarayani SHG Self Help Group is composed of 10 women from a small village in Odisha, India. All the members of this group are involved in activities such as vegetable cul...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaAni lives north of Bogor, a semi-urban area about two hours from Jakarta. Ani is married and lives with six persons in the family home. Ani began working with Ruma one ...Read their story >
PoultryKenyaMeet Amos, a 26 year-old farmer who comes from Nyamira area of South Nyanza, Kenya, with his wife and three children who are school-aged. He has been farming for the past s...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Katy, 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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