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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.
TextilesSamoaEmele is 49 years old and married with three children. She makes and sells elei printed material to earn a living and has been doing this for one year. Emele has requested ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesPakistanM. Azam is a 28-year-old young and energetic youth living in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. He is unmarried and recently started supporting his father in his business sellin...Read their story >
Higher education costsPeruJesús is the oldest of three siblings, and lives with the other two children and their mother, who is separated from their father. Their father helps financially when he ca...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorMaría needs more capital in order to buy corn, yucca, tomatoes, cabbage, bags, bananas, salt, flour, etc., with which she will continue making and selling snacks and earnin...Read their story >
Higher education costsIndonesiaMexlin just graduated from high school and wants to continue his studies in AMN. Currently, Mexlin is a prospective student at Academy of Maritime Nusantara (AMN). He wants...Read their story >
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