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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.
Food StallIndiaSunita is 36 years old, married, and has three school-going children. She is the featured borrower of Maa Laxmi SHG- F (Self-Help Group F) and is the one standing on the le...Read their story >
Used ClothingKenyaJoyce is a married mother of four children, all of whom attend school. She lives at her own house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesPalestineJihad is a 45-year-old married man from Rafah city, which is located in the Gaza Strip and suffers from power outages 12-16 hours a day regularly. He lives with his family ...Read their story >
RickshawPakistanRazia is 53 years old, a married woman and mother of four children. Her husband is a driver by profession and provides transportation services using his three-wheeled ricks...Read their story >
RetailUgandaAniphal is a 27-year-old hard working married woman with 2 children who attend school in Hoima Uganda. She sells salt, sugar, soap and other items. In order to suppleme...Read their story >
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