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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.
Clothing SalesBoliviaAmalia is 54 years old, and she is married with one child. Her business is selling clothing. She has a friendly nature, and she likes to become good friends with her custom...Read their story >
RetailColombiaFrom Colombia, Laura, a young worker and fighter. She lives next door to her parents and gives thanks to all the support they have given throughout her life. She has be...Read their story >
FarmingNigeriaAbdulrahaman remembers the extreme poverty that his family faced during a particularly bad harvest. This was before he became a Babban Gona Member. Now, Abdulrahaman, lik...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesKosovoSladana is from one of the minority communities and is 43 years old, married and the mother of 2 children, ages 9 and 17 years old. She and her husband are both employed by...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesEcuadorNinfa is 40 years old, her civil status is single, she lives with her parents and her children of 10 and 11 years old in the Canton Ventanas, Provincia de los Ríos. She ...Read their story >
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