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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 SalesIndonesiaAripin lives north of Bogor, about two hours from Jakarta. He manages a small shop selling snacks and mobile phone airtime credit. Aripin is married and lives with four per...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaRika runs a small stall which sells snacks, groceries and mobile phone airtime credits. Rika lives in Sukabumi, a semi-urban area about 2.5 hours from Jakarta. Rika is marr...Read their story >
CattleTajikistanHanifa is a cheerful and hardworking 46-year-old woman. She is married and has three children. She lives in a small country village. From childhood, Hanifa dreamed of becom...Read their story >
CerealsSenegalThe Banc Villageois, of which this group is a part, was created in July of 2011. The group is made up of members who live in the same town, and they all work selling cereal...Read their story >
RickshawPakistanAsghari is a 41-year-old married woman and the mother of four children. The man shown in the photo is Asghari’s husband who is a driver by profession and provides transport...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Allison, 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 Allison, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with a Kiva Card.
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