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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.
Food Production/SalesPhilippinesBelinda, age 44, is married to a driver. They've been blessed with four children. She owns and manages a food vending business, selling homemade chocolates in their village...Read their story >
FarmingSamoaTavai is a 23-year-old mother with two children. She runs a plantation business from which she sells produce in her community to earn a living. She has one year of experien...Read their story >
Soft DrinksGhanaThe Victory group is composed of three members. They have an average age of 36 years old. They all live in Chorkor, a district of Accra. They know each other through a loca...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanMariakan is 37, married, and the mother of seven children. She has a vocational educataion and earns supplementary income for her family through livestock and crops. She st...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaAnahit is 49 years old, and she lives in the village Achajur of Tavush region. She lives with her son’s family and she already has three grandchildren. Anahit’s son has a c...Read their story >
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