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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 StorePakistanFareeda Begum is a 50-year-old woman, residing in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. She is the mother of 5 children. Her husband has been running a general store for the past 4 years. ...Read their story >
Grocery StoreLebanonWartanosh is a 55-year-old married mother of one child. She opened her grocery shop four years ago to help her husband cover the needs and expenses of their family. Wartano...Read their story >
FoodEl SalvadorMaria, 39, has a high school education. She is married and her husband sells ice cream. They have two children. Maria has been selling ice cream for seven years and le...Read their story >
TransportationUnited StatesSrdjan is 52 years old and originally from Serbia. He has been working in the trucking business for the past 10 years. Initially, he started working with to trucks. Then wh...Read their story >
Personal Products SalesColombiaLucila started selling a variety of products specifically personal use items two years ago. She learned this business from a friend looking for a business as an alternative...Read their story >
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