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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.
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaMeet Lusi. Lusi is married and she lives with her husband and their only child in Cianjur, a city located at the foot of Mount Gede-Pangrango, West Java. To support her...Read their story >
CerealsPakistanParveen is 54-year-old married woman living with her spouse and seven children in the area of Lahore. She is a wholesaler of rice; she buys the rice from harvesters at a lo...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesKenyaMwanavita is a married woman; she has two children, all of whom attend school. Mwanavita owns a house that neither has electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly exp...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorJuan is 51 years old. He lives in his own home with his life partner and their four children. Two of them are older and the two younger ones are 15 and 13 years old. All hi...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaLuz is a 49 year old woman and owner of a store where she sells basic groceries and beverages; among the most consumed is beer. She is seeking a loan to invest in paint for...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like roshni, 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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Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like roshni, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with a Kiva Card.
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