• Somaya
    A loan of $2,025 helps Somaya to buy cameras and devices to increase the quality of her work.

  • Bashar
    A loan of $4,000 helps Bashar to buy ewes and sheep.

  • Tareq
    A loan of $2,150 helps Tareq to buy more poultry and put in an air-conditioner at his grocery.

  • Muhammad
    A loan of $2,000 helps Muhammad to buy some computers and furniture to start his own business.

  • Ghada
    A loan of $600 helps Ghada to buy more products such as soft drinks, juice, and candy.

Entrepreneurship in Middle East

 التغيير بين يديك.

Lending to Entrepreneurs is a Powerful Catalyst for Positive Change:

  • Empower women to build financial independence, strengthening families and communities.
  • Support the ever-growing entrepreneurial spirit of youth, brightening the region's economic future.
  • Grow small businesses, generating regional employment.
  • Create new opportunities for business development, unlocking each micro-entrepreneur’s potential.  

The power to make a change is in your hands . . . one loan at a time. 

  1. Choose a borrower
    Browse hundreds of borrower profiles and find a story that connects with you.
  2. Make a loan
    Click ‘Lend’ to send money via our Field Partners, who vet, distribute and administer each loan.
  3. Get repaid
    Receive updates as the borrowers you support succeed and repay their loans.
  4. Repeat!
    Make another loan and empower someone new!
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About: Change Is In Your Hands

Kiva and Grameen-Jameel Microfinance Ltd. combine Kiva's technology-driven innovation with Grameen-Jameel's deep microfinance and regional expertise. The "Change Is In Your Hands" campaign is an important step in a long-term alliance to raise awareness, drive action, and empower entrepreneurs in the Middle East and beyond en route to a less impoverished and more connected world. Loan profiles presented from this page are posted only by Kiva Field Partners in the Middle East with Kiva Star Ratings of 3 stars or above. Loan profiles of other borrowers worldwide can be found at Kiva.org/lend. 


Grameen-Jameel Microfinance Ltd. is the first social business in the Middle East and North Africa.  

Grameen Jameel was established as a company in 2003 and incorporated in 2007 as a joint venture between Grameen Foundation and Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives.

The company’s mission is to help alleviate poverty by providing financial and technical assistance to microfinance institutions in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey Region (MENA&T).