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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.
FarmingKenyaA woman full of life, honest, hard-working, and very humble — this is Jenifer. She is elegant and admirable in spirit and effort. She is a role model, a mentor and an inspi...Read their story >Funding via Juhudi Kilimo
FarmingCambodiaKanha is ages 26 year old and a married mother of two dependent children, living in Banteay Mean Chey province. To overcome her family’s hardship, she grows cassava as the ...Read their story >Funding via VisionFund Cambodia
Home EnergyHondurasRudy, age 29, and her husband devote themselves to agriculture. They have been growing beans, corn, vegetables, and coffee in a community in Olanchito, Honduras for seven ...Read their story >Funding via Soluz Honduras, S.A de C.V.
TailoringIndiaIn the year 2015, four self-dependent women of Baramunda, Bhubaneswar, of Khurda district, Odisha, India formed a group named Lucy. Their main objective is to expand their ...Read their story >Funding via Mahashakti Foundation
General StoreKenyaFlorence is a Kiva borrower. She has five children with ages ranging from 12 years to 28 years. She describes herself to be focused.
She operates a retail busin...Read their story >Funding via SMEP Microfinance Bank
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