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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.
ServicesPakistanShabana is a 46-year-old active borrower from BRAC Pakistan. She lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan with her family and has seven children. Her husband is a flour bag maker b...Read their story >
RickshawPakistanKaniz is 40 years old, a married woman and the mother of five children. The man shown in the photo is Kaniz’s husband who is a driver by profession and provides transportat...Read their story >
FarmingAzerbaijanHasan is a 32-year-old refugee. He is married and has two daughters. His wife is a housekeeper and the family lives in an IDP settlement. Hasan earns money by raising and s...Read their story >
RestaurantKenyaRaphael is a 43-year-old married man. He has five children with ages ranging from 2 to 17 years old. He describes himself to be honest, focused and God fearing. He operates...Read their story >
ServicesTajikistanHayrullo is a cheerful and hardworking 23-year old man. He comes from a working class family. Currently, Hayrullo is still a bachelor. He lives with his parents in a small ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like TorontoBabel, 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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