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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 ExpensesNicaraguaDominga currently makes a living as a dressmaker. Through this work she earns enough to pay for necessities - mainly food and schooling - for her children with the help of ...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaHendri runs a small stall which sells stationery and mobile phone airtime credits. Hendri lives in Sukabumi, a semi-urban area about 2.5 hours from Jakarta. Hendri is mar...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesRogelene is 33 years old and has three children. She is married and two of her children are in school. She is in the agricultural business of raising pigs in the Philipp...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaSeyha is a villager from the Bovel district of the Battambang province. She strives for a living via rice cropping and pig-raising businesses. This is the sixth-cycled loa...Read their story >
Clothing SalesPakistanGhulam Narjis is a 37-year-old married mother of four. She has a business selling garments with her husband. She has accepted the fact that if her husband works alone for t...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Zahid, 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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