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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.
RetailEl SalvadorSandra is 38 years old and lives in her own house, together with her husband and their three children aged 10, 7, and 2. She is a woman who is recognized for the effort tha...Read their story >
RetailEl SalvadorAna, who is 28 years old, lives in her own home with her mother of 60 years and her children who are of age. She is a woman who has, thanks to her efforts, been able to rai...Read their story >
RickshawPakistanMukhtara is 40 years old, married, and has three children. She lives in Lahore, Pakistan. Her husband is a rickshaw driver, which he has been doing for five years. His ric...Read their story >
Clothing SalesLebanonHanan is a 41-year-old Palestinian refugee and married mother of two children. She lives and works in a Palestinian refugee camp. The financial and social situation of Pale...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesElla is 39 years old and married with two children. With both of her children currently in school, Ella works very hard to provide for them. She runs a general store in...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Tim, 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.
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