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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.
Fruits & VegetablesNicaraguaThe group "Dios guía mi camino¨ is made of 2 women and 1 man. They are requesting their third loan for the economic growth of their businesses. Jeannette is the coordina...Read their story >Funding via ADIM (Asociación Alternativa Para el Desarrollo Integral de las Mujeres)
Beauty SalonKenyaCaroline is a single woman. She has two children. She describes herself as ambitious.
She operates a beauty salon where she offers beauty services. She has been...Read their story >Funding via SMEP Microfinance Bank
LivestockUgandaWilson is asking for a loan facility. He will use the loan to buy more goats for rearing in his farm. He is a farmer who grazes both cows and goats, alongside crop farming....Read their story >Funding via HOFOKAM Ltd., a partner of Catholic Relief Services
PerfumesDominican RepublicBerky is one of the members of the Fuente for Development 2 & 5. They are micro-business people who sell clothes, natural products, shoes, artisanal crafts, etc. They are i...Read their story >Funding via Esperanza International Dominican Republic, a partner of HOPE International
AgriculturePeruTadita is 26 years old and has two children ages 1 and 5, who attend school. She is married and her husband is a professor. Tadita is an agricultural technician. She has ha...Read their story >Funding via Asociación de Productores de Tara del Norte (APTN)
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