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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.
CattleTajikistanHushbaht is a middle-aged man. He is 46 years old. He is married and has children. He has a higher education. He works as a pediatric doctor. He is a hardworking man. In hi...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorRoberto is 31 years old. He is married and has two children. He is very well known in his zone. His wife is a housewife, and he lives with her and their children. Roberto ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesNani is a 47-year-old married woman and the mother of three children from Iloilo, Philippines. She runs a sari-sari or variety store business selling various goods and item...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesLyn is 35 years old and married with two children. She earns a living by having a pig fattening business in the Philippines. Lyn is borrowing PHP 25,000 through NWTF to ...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaThis is Marta. She is an adorable, hard-working, intelligent, and enterprising woman who depends on God to bless her marriage. In her store she offers a variety of stock, i...Read their story >
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