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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.
RetailYemenShawki is a 31-year-old single man, living with his family in the capital city of Sana'a, Yemen. He studied until secondary school, but he couldn't complete his studies.
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DairyIndiaBasanti is a 41-year-old lady living with her husband and three children. In the picture, the lady standing with her raised hand is Basanti. She owns and manages a dair...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorWith the help of a pevious loan Yobana has improved and maintained her business activity which is selling sweet bread and tamales. She is generating more income for the fa...Read their story >
HealthUnited StatesAsk Giovanni what makes his business unique, and he’ll tell you it’s about mixing business with compassion. Working as an accountant and bookkeeper, Giovanni missed the per...Read their story >
Grocery StoreIraqKarar is 23-years-old and married. He has a small grocery shop. Karar started his business approximately two years ago with a few products in a small store. Karar will...Read their story >
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