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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.
FoodBeninThe Missebo group is made up of three people who live in the same neighborhood. The group's representative, named Joséphine (raising her hand in the photo) is 37 years old....Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanAnarkan is 55 years old, married, and raising four children together with her husband. Anarkan has secondary education. As a main source of income for her family, Anarkan w...Read their story >
FarmingIndiaMunmun, age 24, is a housewife. She lives with her three children and husband in their own Kachha house (straw and mud made) at Nirendrapur in Maynaguri in the district of ...Read their story >
Internet CafeColombiaAdriana is unemployed at present and is busy with her home and caring for her family, which is composed of her husband and her one son, who is 7 years old. Adriana, with he...Read their story >
TransportationGeorgiaDavid is a 22-year-old single man, who lives in the village of Chandari with his parents, brother and retired grandmother. David and his brother work at the local bakery an...Read their story >
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