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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 SalesEl SalvadorMaría is 37 years old and makes a living selling all kinds of personal products such as lotions, deodorants, perfumes, creams etc. She runs her business in her home and wit...Read their story >
Personal Products SalesColombiaEucaris is an uncomplicated woman who devoted a large part of her life to the business of sewing, working as an operator in various factories. In a moment of her life and i...Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasAscencion has worked in the fields for many years, even generations, cultivating corn and beans. She has been a source of economic income for getting ahead and offering her...Read their story >
HardwareKenyaEvans is a married man. He has 3 children. He describes himself as caring. He operates a hardware shop where he sells hardware products and spare auto parts. He has bee...Read their story >
CattlePeruAngel Guzmaro is 31 years old. He lives with his wife and children in his own home, in a small community of the Zaña urban area. He enjoys good personal and work references...Read their story >
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