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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.
AgricultureEl SalvadorBlanca is 69 years old. She studied up to the 2nd grade, and couldn't continue due to the scarce resources of her parents. She is married, her husband works in agriculture ...Read their story >
RetailColombiaMaria is a woman who's running on all cylinders and ready to take on the world and live a fulfilling life thanks to her hard work. She has a store in which she sells dif...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaTresia is 35 years old, married and, together with her spouse, has been blessed with three children. She is a farmer and she makes a monthly income of KES 10,000. She w...Read their story >
Clothing SalesMaliThe group Balimaya is composed mostly of monogamous women, who average 47 years of age and two children each. All the women live in Bamako-coura, a district of Bamako. And ...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesEl SalvadorMargarito is 62 years old. He is an entrepreneurial man who has experience in all kinds of businesses such as selling meat, dairy products, and vegetables. Currently, he li...Read their story >
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