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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.
VehicleYemenImad is a 30-year-old single man living with his family in their own house in Hodeidah city, Yemen. He has a university education. Imad faces a problem in transportatio...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesPhilippinesFlorabel is 44 years old and married. She has had a load retailing business in Tudela, Misamis Occidental for five years. It provides a meager income to support their needs...Read their story >
General StorePakistanFernaz, aged 28 years, is a very enthusiastic person. She wanted to provide her family with better living conditions. Therefore she has been successfully running a shop-kee...Read their story >
FarmingIndiaJay Maa Santoshi Self-Help Group (A) comprises nine members from Belaguntha village of Dhenkanal district, Odisha, India. All the nine members were from very humble familie...Read their story >
SewingEl SalvadorFor 6 years, Rafael, who is 30 years old, has had a sewing workshop in his residence. He especially sews covers for musical instruments, and he already has established cust...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Judy Webster, 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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