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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.
RickshawPakistanKalaran is a 59-year-old married mother of a daughter and four sons who lives with her husband in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. Her eldest son did not adopt any profession ...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportPhilippinesJelly is a 26 years old, married and has one child to support. She wants to help her husband by engaging in a transport business with the help of her husband, whose is the...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesGemma, 51, is married with five children. Three of her children are presently in school. Gemma is in the agricultural business, raising pigs in the Philippines. She has ...Read their story >
LivestockEcuadorGraciela is 61 years old and has six children, who all live on their own. She says she has worked with livestock her whole life and that she makes her loan payments with wh...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorPedro, 30 years old, lives in his own house together with his parents. He works in agriculture, growing corn and beans. He sells his products in the different markets near ...Read their story >
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