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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.
FarmingKenyaThe person raising her hand in the photo is Mary, a member of Furaha self help group. She is 34 years old and a mother of four. She joined Hand in Hand Eastern Africa (HiH ...Read their story >
RetailBurundiEvariste is a member of the Umushitsi group and lives in Bujumbura. He is 53 years old and is married to Spès, a farmer. Together, they have 5 children all in school, ages ...Read their story >
RickshawPakistanSaima is a 45-year-old woman who lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. She is a responsible mother of six sons. Her husband is a rickshaw driver by profession. For the past many d...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMiguel, 51, studied up until the third grade. He is in a relationship and his partner is dedicated to the household duties and selling fruit and vegetables. They have five ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesKenyaGrace is a single woman. She has four children. She describes herself as capable. She operates a retail business where she sells clothes. She has been involved in this busi...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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