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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.
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaNanang lives with his wife and their daughter in Tasikmalaya, a small city located about an hour from Bandung. Nanang runs a small stall that sells mobile phones, mobile ph...Read their story >
Cloth & Dressmaking SuppliesPakistanNaseem is a 41-year-old married woman and a mother of four children. The income generated by her husband is insufficient to cover all household expenses, so she initiated h...Read their story >
RetailSierra LeoneThis is 36 year-old Mustapha. He is married, and has 4 children ages 16, 6, 2 and a 4-month-old baby. Two children go to school. He has one additional dependent, who live...Read their story >
PigsColombiaYolanda, together with her husband, has formed a strong and productive family unit in which not only love is the priority, but also the desire to progress and get ahead as ...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorKarol is 29 years old. She studied only up to the 7th grade because she started a long-term relationship with a young man when she was quite young. Now she is married and h...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Lori Bowers, 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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Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like Lori Bowers, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with a Kiva Card.
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