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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 Products SalesColombiaAmira is 62 years old. She lives with her partner in a neighborhood of the city of Barranquilla. She is the mother of 3 adult children whose wellbeing she looked after. ...Read their story >
DairyKenyaAs a mother of one lovely angel, Caren's great desire is to see her child grow to become a professional. It is what encourages Caren and fills her with enthusiasm. Kare...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaJohn is 28 years old. He is married with three children. He has had a farming business for six years. He will be using the loan to purchase fertilizer and chemicals and hop...Read their story >
Higher education costsBoliviaRamiro is young man, 22 years old, is single without children, and studying to be an architect. He is intelligent, committed to his studies, dedicated, responsible, and ver...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorReina is 47 years old and has a ninth-grade education. Her parents taught her how to raise cattle and to farm. Reina has a partner who helps with her crops and to look afte...Read their story >
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