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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.
FarmingKenyaJosephat is a 52-year-old proud father of 8 children. He is a group leader, often described as a very hardworking individual, and is representing his group of 7 farmers in ...Read their story >
Beauty SalonLebanonWediyan is a 34-year-old married Lebanese woman who lives with her husband, the main provider for the family. She is hardly working and trying her best to be as helpful as ...Read their story >
Plastics SalesKenyaJoash is 40 years old, married to Callen, and blessed with five children. Joash sells plastic items such as mugs, cups and jugs in the market. He has done this as his prima...Read their story >
LivestockVietnamMrs. Hương works in agriculture raising livestock. She is requesting a loan to purchase more baby livestock to raise and sell in the future.
Hương is 63 years ol...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesEsterlita is 58 years old, married and the mother of four children. She works very hard to provide for them by running a general store in the Philippines, and has requested...Read their story >
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