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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.
RetailPakistanParveen is a 43-year-old married mother of five children. She has a business selling embroidery supplies (raw materials). She has been running this business for the past fo...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMozambiqueJoão is a teacher who's 40 years old. He's married and lives in a house that he owns, and he doesn't have children yet. He supports his parents. With the amount of the loa...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaHary is a married mother of three children and she lives in the Prey Chhor district of Kampong Cham province. She is 43 years old, and she does rice farming as the main sou...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesIndiaNemlemhhoi (25) is a divorcee and has been living with her parents since her divorce. She left her daughter with her husband since the divorce but still supports her daught...Read their story >
Higher education costsCambodiaSrouy is 33 years old and lives in Kompong Thom province. She has one child and he is studying at the university. Srouy sells bicycles and raises pigs to support her fa...Read their story >
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