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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.
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorYaquelin, 31 years old, lives in her own house with her life partner and their 2 daughters, 5 and 13 years old, and son, 7 years old. She is a woman who demonstrates her te...Read their story >
Grocery StoreNicaraguaThis group is made up of three successful entrepreneurs, one of whom is Waleska. She is 25 years old and is in a relationship. Waleska's business is a small grocery store, ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesAs a married mother of two children, Felma works hard to support her family. She has a general store business in the Philippines, and also earns additional income from r...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorManuel is 24 years old and lives in his own home with his wife and their child. His grandmother and two nephews also live with them. He is a hardworking young man who works...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesYemenThis group is called Bayan Al-Hodiedah and consists of five hardworking women from Hodeidah, Yemen. They have applied for a 200,000 YER loan through AMB. Sa'ada is the le...Read their story >
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