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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.
TaxiBoliviaJuan is married and he has 4 daughters. They are going to school. Juan pays the rent and he works as a taxi driver. He has been driving for 10 years. His wife works as an i...Read their story >
Personal Products SalesKenyaAnthony is a married man. He has two children. Anthony operates a retail business where he sells beauty products. He has been involved in this business for three years. His...Read their story >
AgricultureKenyaRaymond is a 50-year-old proud father of seven children. He is a group leader, often described as a very resourceful person, and is representing his group of nine farmers i...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesPhilippinesAntonia is a married woman with five children. She is a very hardworking entrepreneur. Antonia is 54 years old, and one of her children is still in school.
Anton...Read their story >
RickshawPakistanKhalida is living in the area of Lahore, Pakistan; she is a new member of BRAC and is taking her first loan. She is receiving a loan for her husband; he drives an auto rick...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Paul, 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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