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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.
General StoreEl Salvador30-year-old Ines is a hard-working, responsible, and honest man who is always looking after his family. He has owned a store located in his home for several years. He has a...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesBoliviaSeñora Abigail is 23 years old. She sells cosmetics by catalog. She offers her products by visiting different zones and offices in the Pampahasi zone where she lives. Peopl...Read their story >
ClothingTimor-LesteVirginia is applying for a loan of $1,200 to improve her business; this is her first loan. She will use the loan to buy some additional supplies to keep in her store such a...Read their story >
ClothingMaliThe five women in the Danaya group are mostly married and living in monogamous households. On average they are 45 years old with five children. They all live in the Sabalib...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesAs a married parent of two children, Eva works hard to support her family. She has a general store business in the Philippines, and also earns additional income from an ...Read their story >
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