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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.
General StorePakistanNasreen is a 34-year-old lady. She has been successfully running a small general store in her house. Her father-in-law also assists her by purchasing stock of goods from th...Read their story >
Food StallPhilippinesSally has been operating a motorcycle transport business and earning well for the family. Her husband personally operates the said business while she sells food in their vi...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMarites works hard to support her family. She is married and has a general store business in the Philippines. Marites requested a PHP 25,000 loan through NWTF to buy mor...Read their story >
Cloth & Dressmaking SuppliesPakistanNaseem is a 50-year-old married woman. She has a business selling cloth. She buys cloth of different fabrics and various colors and designs from the market at wholesale rat...Read their story >
Clothing SalesUgandaAnatori is 33 years old, and lives in Hoima, Uganda. He is a married, hardworking man with three children, and he sells clothes alongside earning a salary to generate incom...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Rachel, 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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