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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.
Personal Products SalesPhilippinesMilagros is a widowed woman with four children, two who are currently in school. She is a very hard working entrepreneur. She is 45 years old. Milagros has a direct-sel...Read their story >
Food MarketJordanAyman was born in 1974. He is married and the father of three children. As Ayman is the only provider for his family, he started running his own mini-market four years ago ...Read their story >
AgricultureColombiaTwelve years ago, Walberto and his partner started a farming business. They were looking forward to living together and starting a family, and they wanted to create a sourc...Read their story >
JewelryBoliviaThe RELAMPAGO communal bank is beginning its first cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Villa Tejada center. It’s made up of eight members and directed by a board where Wen...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaLuis sells basic goods in a store of an area with lots of competition. This is the reason why the customers who come must make the decision where to shop. The strong compet...Read their story >
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