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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.
RetailZimbabweGreetings from Bulawayo, the second largest city in Zimbabwe. Sithabile is 34 years old, divorced, with two children, one of whom attends school. She has run her retail sho...Read their story >
Animal SalesPakistanZareena is a 36-year-old married woman; she has been running a business of animal sales and purchase for many years. She buys animals (baby goats and calves) at low prices,...Read their story >
Shoe SalesNicaraguaThe group Las Devoras is made up of three enterprising members of success. One of them is Maria who is 50 years old. Her business is selling shoes and sandals which she has...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesChevy is a 32-year-old married woman and a mother of seven children from Iloilo, Philippines. Chevy has been engaged in a hog-raising business for more than five years now....Read their story >
FarmingUgandaJohn is a 46-year-old farmer from Kyenzigye, Uganda. He is married to Betty and they have 4 children. He grows sugarcane which he uses to produce local gin. He has been do...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Liz, 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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