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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.
RickshawPakistanSaleeqa is a 47-year-old woman. She lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. She is a responsible mother of six children. Her husband is a rickshaw driver by profession. For the ...Read their story >
Food StallSamoaMeretauutu is a 42-year-old married woman with five children. She runs a small business, selling snacks, finger foods, etc. in her community, and has been doing this for th...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesBoliviaJesus lives with his wife and children in La Paz. He works for an ice creamery and needs a loan to make home repairs. His dream is to have his own business and for his ...Read their story >
RickshawPakistanShehnaz is 35 years old. She is a married woman and a mother of two children. Her husband is a driver by profession and provides transportation services using his three-whe...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesUgandaLucky is a new client of the institution. The 32-year-old is married and blessed with two children. He hails from Munyeganyegye village, Masya parish, Nyakagyeme sub-county...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Stephan, 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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