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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.
Grocery StoreTanzaniaFatuma is a mother of one daughter who is in school. She is aged in her early forties and is single. She manage to makes her family living by running a grocery business. A ...Read their story >
RetailUgandaStephen is a thirty eight year old married male with four children and all go to school. He has been in retail business for ten years, works seven days a week and twelve ho...Read their story >
Food StallColombiaGloria is married. Throughout her working life as a merchant she has had experience with sales, as much at the counter at selling products by catalog. In light of the c...Read their story >
CerealsEl SalvadorMaria, 60, has had a small stall for selling cereals, cookies, and baked goods for 15 years. It is based in the market that is close to her home. She has many customers who...Read their story >
PigsColombiaAlberto lives with his life partner, and they have three children. He lives with his family in a city in the northern part of the country. He has been working and raising...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Vid & Keala, combat poverty daily by making small loans to borrowers around the world. We believe in fair access to affordable capital for people to improve their own lives.
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