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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.
Home AppliancesYemenThis group is called Hammad and consists of four women who are all hard-working. They live in Taiz, Yemen. They have taken a loan of 260,000 YER. Miada is 26 years old ...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesKenyaNguphi runs a fruit and vegetable stall to earn an income. She sells her wares from her home to members of her community. She has been engaged in this business for the past...Read their story >
Animal SalesPakistanKhursheed, age 45, deals in the business of animal sales with the support of her husband. She buys animals (baby goats & calves) at low prices, brings them up and then her ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesAs a married parent of three children, Mary Jean works hard to support her family. She has a general store business in the Philippines and also earns additional income from...Read their story >
RetailNicaraguaCristhell is from the city of Estelí. She is 22 years old, and she is married with one child. She works selling various kinds of merchandise; a business that she began by s...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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