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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.
General StorePhilippinesAs a married parent of four children, Fely works hard to support her family. She has a general store business in the Philippines, and also earns additional income from f...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorJosé, age 59, has lived in his own house with his wife for 22 years. His living conditions are very simple. Little by little, he is improving them in order to make his wi...Read their story >
Grocery StorePalestineIslam is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband appears in the photo. Islam is a 21-year-old married woman from Deir el Ba...Read their story >
Food StallBoliviaThe communal bank Senda de Vida is made up of nine members, 6 women and 3 men. All of them work in different activities. The president of the bank if Felipa. She is 44 y...Read their story >
ClothingKenyaKanyonge is a married woman with nine children. She owns a house that neither has electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family. For t...Read their story >
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