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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 ExpensesLebanonIbtisam is 45-year-old married mother of six children. Due to the low social and financial situations of her husband, she started working in tobacco cultivation to cover th...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaMeet Jajang. Jajang is a father of two who lives with four people in the family home in Sukabumi, West Java. Jajang works as an employee in the local education sector. His ...Read their story >
Fish SellingZimbabweNomatter is a young businesswoman who lives in the Binga District of Zimbabwe. She has been in the business of selling fish at the fish market for the past year and a half ...Read their story >
CerealsBurkina FasoMrs. MAMOUNA is the representative of the WEND LA MALGDA group. She is healthy. She is a married mother of and seven children, aged 12 to 29, three of whom go to school. S...Read their story >
Personal Products SalesNicaraguaLittle by little, Jesabel has been growing in her business. In the past, she usually sold from house to house, but now she has an inventory in her home, where she serves he...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Sarah, 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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