Fighting for a better future? We need your help.

Creating a more equitable world takes a lot of time and energy, but at Kiva we’re in it for the long haul. 100% of money lent on Kiva goes to funding loans. That means we rely on donations from people like you to make this work possible.
Your donation of any size makes a difference. Thanks for investing in a better future,
Premal Shah, President & Co-Founder, Kiva
  • $25
  • $35
  • $50
  • Submit
  • Other

A loan of $275 helped to buy a stock of rice and flour from the market at lower rates.


Balqees's story

Balqees is a 46-year-old married woman. She has been successfully running a small general store in her community for the last two years. She offers various goods for daily use. She has good communication skills and counts on a good client list. Her husband works as a laborer and earns insufficient income to support his family alone.

Balgees is the mother of five children, and among them two are school going. She is motivated to provide for her family. As she wants to grow her business, she requested a loan of Rs 25,000 to buy a stock of rice and flour from the market at lower rates. Then she would be able to meet with the increasing demand consistently. She is in her 2nd loan cycle and has shown excellent repayment behavior. She wishes to utilize part of the revenues to deal with personal expenses and to increase her business capital.



Loan details


Lenders and lending teams



Loan details