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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.
FishingPhilippinesEditha is a 52-year-old married woman and a mother of three children from Concepcion, Iloilo. Editha has been engaged in a fishing business with her husband for several ye...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesJenelyn is a 43-year-old married woman from Dulag, Leyte. She has been engaged in fishing for more than 10 years. She sells fish, crab and sea shells to the nearby town to...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaMeet Hasbuni. Hasbuni is married. He lives with his wife and their two children in the eastern part of Serang, a suburban area located about 3 hours' drive from Jakarta. ...Read their story >
General StoreKenyaZawadi has operated a retail shop business selling household consumables like wheat flour, maize flour, and sugar. With the loan she is requesting she wants to purchas...Read their story >
FarmingUkraineAlexey is married and has adult children. He has his own business. Alexey is engaged in greenhouse farming and has extensive experience of 25 years. He grows early and l...Read their story >
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