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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.
FarmingCambodiaChrealy, 44, lives in a rural village of the Battambang province’s Moung Russey district. She is a married mother of six children. Her family’s income is from leasing rice ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPeruSilveria is 66 years old and lives with her spouse in the sector of Santa Rosa Baja, Cayaltí district, province of Chiclayo in the Lambayeque region on the north coast of P...Read their story >
Clothing SalesKenyaPhilip is a married man. He has six children. He describes himself to be determined. He operates a tailoring business where he makes clothes. He has been involved in this b...Read their story >
ServicesUnited StatesRaphael would come home to his daughter and son after a long day. Exhausted and covered in paint, he asked himself why he did not start his own business. “I am good at what...Read their story >
General StoreEcuadorCoralia is 20 years old and single. She lives with her mother in the town of Ventanas in the Province of Los Ríos. Coralia works selling candies. She is requesting a loa...Read their story >
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