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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.
Home AppliancesPeruFreddy, 19, is single and lives in Chincha with his parents and siblings. He works hard, is enthusiastic, and makes every effort to get ahead. Sadly, he lacked money to stu...Read their story >
VehicleGeorgiaOleg is 57-year-old married man. He lives in a small village of the Sachkhere district with his wife and 3 children. The family is involved in agricultural activities. In p...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorBetty is a woman of 35, dedicated to her family. She is a housewife and from a very young age her mother trained her to be a person who looked after her family. For this re...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaEnock is a married man aged 45 years with 4 children all attending different schools in Rakai. He lives in rural area and he has a retail shop business and he also deals in...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesSenegalThis group was created in September 2013. It comprises 25 women from the same district. Their work is in commerce. The group's representative is the one standing at the...Read their story >
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