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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.
Farm SuppliesArmeniaMarine is married and from the village of Ddmashen in Armenia’s Gegharkunik region. She graduated from a trades college in Yerevan but never was employed, so she now works ...Read their story >
Mobile PhonesPalestineSami is a 22-year-old single man from Khanyounis city. He has a store for selling mobile phones, which has been open for the past year. Sami would like to improve his busin...Read their story >
ClothingEl SalvadorAda is a 53-year-old single mother living in her own home with her daughter. She makes a living selling clothing and has 28 years sales experience. Her business is locate...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorThe youth's face is pixelated because he is 29 years old and lives in a high-risk area. He cultivates corn and beans in the winter, and has been doing so for several years....Read their story >
General StoreKenyaThe person raising her hand in the photo is Justrina, a member of Kibuu Welfare Group in Thika Kenya. She is 43 years old, married, and has three children. She operates ...Read their story >
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