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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.
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaAbel Alfredo is a friendly man originally from Puerto Cabezas. He is 32 years old, married, and has a small 6 month old son. With the proposal to build his own home of wood...Read their story >
RetailEl SalvadorMiguel is 54 year old hard-working man who for 6 years has earned a living selling a variety of shirts and blouses as a street vendor. He is a responsible man who lives in ...Read their story >
Beauty SalonPakistanFarzana is a 40-year-old woman, residing in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. She is a mother of a son. Farzana has been running her own beauty saloon for the past three years, she als...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaHello Kiva lenders! Meet Enosh, a 56-year-old caring, honest and hard-working father of four children, who hails from the Kisii area of Kenya. Enosh is a very hard-working ...Read their story >
DairyAlbaniaRizvalda is a member of the ethnically vulnerable Egyptian community of Albania. She is 26 years old and married. She has two children, 10 and 7 years old; she is in the p...Read their story >
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