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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 StoreEl SalvadorFlor, 38 years old, lives with her husband and their three children, 20, 17 and 4 years old. The two eldest currently study. She has had a small store located in her home f...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesRosalie is 37 years old and married with five children, one of whom is in school. Rosalie works very hard to provide for them. Rosalie runs a general store in the Philip...Read their story >
Higher education costsUnited StatesBefore coming to the US from Honduras five years ago, Geraldina had over 25 years of financial experience and over seven years experience implementing strategy that combine...Read their story >
AgricultureVietnamThien, 32, works in agricultural production. She cultivates rice and raises pigs and chickens with her husband to provide for their family of 6 people, including her parent...Read their story >
CafeEl SalvadorCarmen is 35 years old; she is a homemaker, and she attended school through her third year of high school, at which point she decided to get married, and she is currently t...Read their story >
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