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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.
Grocery StoreIndiaSanamati, the woman standing left in the photo, 25, lives with her husband and daughter in a small village in Koraput district, Odisha. Her husband is a daily wage worker a...Read their story >
AgricultureKenyaMathews, pictured above, is a group leader and is representing his group, formed by 7 farmers in Kakamega North District, Kenya. He joined One Acre Fund for the first time ...Read their story >
General StoreParaguayHerminio is single. He has four children who are already grown and independent and who, through much effort, have been successful.
He has a well arrayed snack ca...Read their story >
RetailNicaraguaBlenders, household items, irons and all kinds of clothing are Pedro's business. Very early in the morning he arranges his merchandise to offer to the public and his client...Read their story >
FarmingGhanaYufusi is a member and a group representative of Isha Allahu Allah. He is 39 years old and married with two children. Their ages are 12 and 8 years old and they are current...Read their story >
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