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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.
General StoreColombiaEduardo is a 48-year-old man. He is hardworking and humble. Thanks to a small business, a grocery store, he has achieved great progress. There he generates the minimum inco...Read their story >Funding via Interactuar
General StoreKenyaTartisio is a married man with one child.
He operates a retail business where he sells flour, sugar, soft drinks, rice, soap and other items. He has been involv...Read their story >Funding via SMEP Microfinance Bank
Higher education costsIndiaFoirty-four-year old Mamata hails from Khagrabari. She lives with her family of three; her husband, one son and one daughter. Both the children are now students. Mamata is ...Read their story >Funding via Belghoria Janakalyan Samity
LivestockCosta RicaThe women's bank Camino al Sol (Walk Toward the Sun) was formed in 2010 in the Suretka de Talamanca community, which is an indigenous reserve. They are women from the same ...Read their story >Funding via Fundacion Mujer
Cloth & Dressmaking SuppliesSenegalThis group was established on 26th August 2012. The members live in the the same neighbourhood and have a good relationship.
Awa is the leading borr...Read their story >Funding via CAURIE Microfinance, a partner of Catholic Relief Services
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