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In 2014, Jacqueline was forced to flee her home in Burundi and start a new life in Rwanda. A Kiva loan helped her create a new life for herself and provide for her children.

When Dima and her husband fled violence in Syria, a Kiva loan was a crucial help to make ends meet.

Wahab's family contribute to their new community with the help of a Kiva loan.

Alix is a 20-year-old student whose family left their home in Burundi in 2014 and became refugees in Rwanda. Her parents inspired her to pursue a college degree, and she received a laptop loan from Kiva lenders.

How are you celebrating International Women’s Day next week? Here at Kiva, we’re celebrating by rallying to fund 10,000 women entrepreneurs in one week!

Catherine successfully started and grew a farming business with the help of a Kiva loan to purchase cows and goats.

Jean Pierre from Rwanda had never used a laptop before he received his loan.

Souad helped Samira take out a loan to start a wedding dress rental business that has flourished.

Money is powerful, especially in the hands of women determined to create change.

Flordelisa is a hard working woman in the Philippines who puts her children above all.

Kiva started with a radical idea twelve years ago. Would people lend small amounts of money to complete strangers on the other side of the world to help alleviate poverty?

With all the news headlines, it’s hard to know how any one of us can make a difference, but across the globe, women are taking a stand and making a change.