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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.
Personal Housing ExpensesKosovoMirvete is a 33-year-old, married mother of four children. She lives in a minority community as a housewife, taking care of children and the home, while her husband works a...Read their story >
Clothing SalesPakistanShagufta is a 42-year-old married woman living in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. She is the mother of four children; one child is too young and fully dependent upon their mo...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesBoliviaJuan is married and has three children. Two of his children are studying at universities, and his youngest daughter will graduate from high school this year. He owns his ow...Read their story >
Clothing SalesNicaraguaElsa is a 62-year-old single mother of 3 children who are now adults. She's from Jinotega, a region that's in the north of the country. She is hard working, responsible and...Read their story >
BakeryTajikistanAzizjon is a young 23-year-old skilled in installing satellite dishes. He has been doing this for six years. Azizjon is single. He lives with his mother in his uncle's hous...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Jonathan, 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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Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like Jonathan, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with a Kiva Card.
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