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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.
FishingVietnamNăng operates a food stall selling fish. She is applying for a loan to purchase equipment to catch fish to sell. Năng is 55 years old and she is married with 3 children....Read their story >
Clothing SalesTajikistanThis is Sumbuloy. She is an enterprising and active woman from Yavan district. Sumbuloy is 44 years old, married and has three children. Her daughter is already married, an...Read their story >
RickshawPakistanNadra is age 35 and the mother of five children. She lives in Lahore, Pakistan. Her husband is a rickshaw driver by profession. For many days his rickshaw has not been work...Read their story >
ConstructionUgandaAbdalatif is a married man with three children, living in Kasese Uganda. He is a farmer who grows bananas, maize, rice, and cassava to earn a living. He has a dream of comp...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPeruNancy is a very entrepreneurial woman. She has three marvelous children who are her main reason for wanting to get ahead in life and for striving to succeed. She lives with...Read their story >
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