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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.
Soft DrinksDominican RepublicOdilis is one of the members of the M.H Group 3. Group members are entrepreneurs dedicated to clothing sales, sales of natural products, shoe sales, teaching, food sales, s...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorErcilia is 44 years old. She lives in her own house with her life companion and her 12 year old daughter. For Ericilia her family is her motivation and this is why she w...Read their story >
RetailEl SalvadorDelmy is 41 years old and lives in her own house with her husband and daughters who are 18 and 11 years old. A long time ago Delmy was able to set up a small store in her h...Read their story >
BakeryGeorgiaLasha is from the Terjola district, West Georgia. He is 31 years old, married, and lives with his wife and two children. Lasha earns a living through bread distribution. He...Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasCintia is a 22-year-old single mother of two children that are in elementary school, in different grades of the school in her community, she is a homemaker and farmer throu...Read their story >
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