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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.
Shoe SalesUgandaIsmail is 32 years old and lives in the town of Kibuli in the Kampala region of Uganda. He is married and has three children, all currently in school. For the past three ye...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesNicaraguaIsidra is a 57 year old woman, who has dedicated a large part of her life to working hard to support her family. She has a business making tortillas. She has managed to gro...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesPhilippinesVilma is a married woman with two children. She is a very hardworking entrepreneur. Vilma is 31 years old and has one child who is in school. Vilma has a charcoal retailing...Read their story >
RetailEl SalvadorMaría is 36 years old and lives in her own home, along with her life partner. She is a very enterprising woman, who always looks for a way to get ahead. Thanks to the sup...Read their story >
Mobile PhonesEl SalvadorMaría is 36 years old and lives with her husband and four children (ages 8, 11, 15, and 18). She is a hardworking woman who puts forth a great deal of effort into her work...Read their story >
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