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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.
RickshawPakistanAlies is 60 years old, a married woman and a mother of six. Her son is a driver by profession, providing transportation services using his three-wheeled rickshaw. He has be...Read their story >
DairyKenyaBenard, a progressive farmer from Litein, has been doing dairy farming for the last five years. He is particularly passionate about dairy farming. His main sources of incom...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesVeronica is 35 years old and married with one child who is in school. Veronica works very hard to provide for her family. Veronica runs a general store in the Philippine...Read their story >
TransportationEl SalvadorAndrés is 56 years old and lives in his own home along with his wife. He has been making trips with his pickup truck for 20 years. Andrés has many customers who prefer to...Read their story >
ServicesLebanonFouad is a 44-year-old single man with special needs. He has been a satellite provider for seven years to cover his needs and expenses. Fouad is a hard worker and an ambit...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Joan , 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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