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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.
AgricultureEl SalvadorThe young man whose face has been pixelated because he is 19 year old and lives in a high-risk zone, works breeding livestock. He has been in this line of work for 2 years,...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPhilippinesTrinidad is juggling a business in doing her gardening activities. Not only that she is doing her hobby, she earns an income as well. At the age of 48 and married, she bus...Read their story >
ClothingEl Salvador39 year-old María studied until 9th grade. Together with her life partner, she sells clothes in the city centre, and they are parents to two children. María owns a cloth...Read their story >
TailoringVietnamMrs. Mai has a manufacturing business sewing clothes. She is requesting a loan to purchase machines to provide tailor-made and clothing repair services. Mai is 55 years ...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaValentino is a fifty-eight year-old hardworking man living in Kamwenge, Uganda. He has a retail shop business where he earns a living, although he also does coffee plan...Read their story >
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