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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.
Clothing SalesKenyaMejumaa is a married mother of four children, all of whom attend school. She lives at her own house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is fo...Read their story >
Personal Products SalesColombiaIn 2009, Maria found the perfect way to feel useful and generate her own income by selling personal care products. Mary is a responsible, hardworking and helpful mother. Sh...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesUgandaDickson is a current client and has had a motorcyche taxi (boda boda) service as his major source of income for 4 years. He has two children who attend school. He r...Read their story >
TaxiPakistanShakeela is 36 years old, a married woman and responsible mother of 3 children. She lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Her husband has been providing transport facilities by dr...Read their story >
Clothing SalesTanzaniaNyamizi, who is in her late 40s, is single, with two children, one of whom is in school and the other one is grown-up. Nyamizi has been selling clothes for five years now. ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Volkan, 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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