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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.
AgricultureHondurasPaula, age 49, is in a relationship and has four children. The three oldest children work independently on their own land. The youngest child is dependent upon her and he...Read their story >
ServicesUnited StatesViolet owns and operates a legal office, Caribbean Consultant Inc., which aids clients with immigration forms, immigration interviews, divorces, guardianship disputes, and ...Read their story >
Beauty SalonTajikistanMuslima was born in 1970. She is married and has four children. She is a careful mother to her children. Her husband is a welder. Muslima has a big family. In order to prov...Read their story >
CerealsKenyaBeatrice is a mother and has children; her kids still attend school which is the reason for her hard work. She owns a house that has electricity and piped water. She h...Read their story >
PerfumesTajikistanMahbuba was born in 1986. She is married and has two little children. Her husband is a migrant in Russia. Mahbuba began her business selling perfumes three years ago. She s...Read their story >
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