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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.
LaundryIndiaManika, the lady standing first from the right in the front row with her hand raised in the photo, is a very active woman of 34 years of age. She resides with her family in...Read their story >
Higher education costsPhilippinesAngelo is very dedicated to his studies and wants to become successful in the future. He is studying Maritime in a university. His parents are earning income from their bus...Read their story >
Food MarketBoliviaGiovana is a single woman without children who lives with her parents in El Alto in a brick and cement house that belongs to her family. Giovana works selling fruits, veget...Read their story >
Home AppliancesLebanonBassam is a 39-year-old, married father of two children. He is a Palestinian man who lives in a Palestinian refugee camp. Due to the low social and financial situations of ...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesColombiaIf you talk about Arnovis it is evident that he is a hard-working and helpful man who does everything for his family and their well-being. He lives in a humble house in the...Read their story >
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