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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.
General StorePakistanNasrin is a 47-year-old married woman. She has been successfully running a small general store for many years, and she has attracted a good number of customers. She is the ...Read their story >
FarmingHondurasJorge is 35 years old, married, and has two children. He lives in the town of Gracias, Lempira.
Jorge has always been involved in coffee production. He has b...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesYemenThis group is called Al-Wedad3. It is made up of four women from Hodeidah, Yemen. They are hard-working and enterprising women. They took a loan of 160,000 YER from AMB. ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesVietnamMrs Soi, born in 1971, is Thai people. She lives with her husband and 3 children at Mai Son district, Son La province. Her family mainly engaged in breeding and cultivation...Read their story >
CattleKyrgyzstanKulbakira is 48 years old and married. She has five children, three of whom are adults and live separately. Kulbakira has a secondary education. She has a good reputation a...Read their story >
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