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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.
RickshawPakistanAlies is 60 years old, a married woman and a mother of six. Her son is a driver by profession, providing transportation services using his three-wheeled rickshaw. He has be...Read their story >
SewingEl SalvadorRoobell is 41 years old She lives in her own house with her son. She has made clothing for 11 years. Her sewing studio is located in his home. She has many customers due to...Read their story >
Food MarketKenyaRuth is a married woman with two children, both of whom attend school. She lives in a rental house that has electricity and piped water. Ruth has operated a retail shop for...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaBetronila is 48 years old and has five children. She has been a farmer for more than 20 years and is always said to be a very friendly person. Even though Betronila is the ...Read their story >
FarmingUgandaDenis is a hardworking man living in Masindi, Uganda. He is an education assistant and, due to his low salary, he decided to to start farming so as to generate more income....Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Kiva Staff, 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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