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Clothing SalesTajikistanMalohat is 29 and married with three children. She started her own business buying and selling children's clothing two years ago with the goal of providing her family with ...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesHeribella is a hardworking mother and wife. She sells fish in the neighborhood to earn a living. This has supported her family for many years now. She would like to seek an...Read their story >
DairyIndiaThis group is named "Maa Brundabati Shg" and is from a small village in Balangir district in Odisha, India. This small village is very far from the capital and is in its gr...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorÁngela needs a new loan in order to increase the merchandise on sale in her shop. She will use this loan to buy drinks, sweets, oil, basic grains, sugar, salt, biscuits and...Read their story >
RetailColombiaMr. Sergio is a hardworking man who has fought hard throughout his life. He lives in the town of Medellín and strives every day to be better. For five years he has been...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Tim, 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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