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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.
RetailKenyaMariam is a married woman with three children, all of whom attend school. She lives at a rental house that has electricity and piped water. She has operated a retail sho...Read their story >
General StoreEl Salvador30-year-old Jose has, for a number of years, run a shop in his home. He has many customers because of his good prices and friendly demeanour when dealing with them. He liv...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorEsperanza, 48, is a woman who is always seeking a way to get her family ahead lending her domestic services to the household. For thirty years, she has been living togethe...Read their story >
Auto RepairPakistanNagina is a 24-year-old woman, residing in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. She is a mother of two children. Her husband has been running his own auto workshop for many years; he is t...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesFermina is 54 years old, and married with seven children. Fermina works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines, and requested a PHP ...Read their story >
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