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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.
Used ClothingBoliviaJuana is a 32-year-old woman who is single and has two children, ages 7 and 13. Her business involves selling secondhand clothing. She is a good mother who has a positive...Read their story >
Animal SalesPakistanKhalida is 54 years old; she is a married woman. She deals in the business of selling animals. She buys animals (baby goats and calves) at low prices, brings them up and ...Read their story >
Personal Products SalesEl SalvadorMaria is a 55-year-old single mother who lives in her own home along with her child. She has been selling personal use products for several years. Her business is located...Read their story >
Wedding ExpensesCambodiaSok is a 51-year-old married ice cream vendor with six children who lives in Kampong Speu province in Cambodia. So far he has been in the business for over 15 years. His wi...Read their story >
CerealsUgandaDavid is a married man who lives in Kagadi, Uganda. He deals in produce selling, operates a bar, and does farming for income generation.
He has great hopes of p...Read their story >
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