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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.
Home Products SalesColombiaBrayan, age 21, is a young man who sells Amway products in order to generate a good income. He is close to his family and helps with the household expenses.
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General StorePhilippinesGemma is married and has five children. To make a living, Gemma engages herself in the retailing of grocery items in their village. She has been managing her sari-sari (var...Read their story >
Home EnergyCambodiaRen, aged 54, is married and blessed with nine children. Currently, two of whom are in school. To earn a living, she grows rice and soybeans as the main source of income, w...Read their story >
RetailColombiaAs time goes by, many people feel that they are of no use at home, that they are not needed or that their absence will go unnoticed when they are gone. This is how Gloria f...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMagdaleno is 48 years old and studied through eighth grade. He began his schooling at age 10, as there were no schools near where he lived when he was growing up, so it was...Read their story >
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