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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.
Animal SalesAzerbaijanEmil is a 28-year-old man. He is widowed and, alone, raises two children, aged four and two. Emil is engaged in fruit-growing and has a small income that isn't enough f...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesKosovoMirjana comes from a minority community in Kosovo. She is the mother of three children and is employed as a nurse while her husband works in a municipality. Both Mirjana an...Read their story >
CattleHondurasMrs. Valentina is 55 years old, lives with her husband, and has two dependent children. She resides in her own house in the community of Trojes in eastern Honduras. She has...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesUgandaFatiah, a 30-year-old mother of two children who ae currently in school, lives in the town of Kalerwe in the Kampala west region of Uganda. For the past three years, she ha...Read their story >
FarmingTajikistanGulbahor is a kind woman. She is 55 years old. She is married and has 4 children. Gulbahor and her family live in the north of Tajikistan. She has been involved in growing ...Read their story >
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