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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.
FarmingPeruRodolfo is 47 years old and lives with his spouse and children in their own house made of rustic material in Pucará district, which is located in Jaén province, Cajamarca r...Read their story >Funding via Edpyme Alternativa
Motorcycle TransportColombiaJazmin is 29 years old and lives in the township of Valdivia, Antioquia. She is a single woman with great dreams and the will to advance. She has always wanted to have her ...Read their story >Funding via Interactuar
Cloth & Dressmaking SuppliesPakistanShahnaz is 41 years old and married. She has been involved in the business of cloth trade. She purchases varieties of cloth at low prices from the city market and sells the...Read their story >Funding via Kashf Foundation
CateringEcuadorIn Andoas precinct in Pedro Vicente Maldonado canton, a very lovely place, with a warm and humid climate, the people are very friendly, hard-working and close-knit. This ar...Read their story >Funding via Fundacion Alternativa
Clothing SalesKenyaThe person raising her hand in this photo is Nzisa. She is 39 years old and married with five children. She works selling clothes in the nearby market. Nzisa joined Hand in...Read their story >Funding via Hand in Hand Eastern Africa
Kiva lenders, like Jonathan, 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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