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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.
RetailKenyaMwanahamisi is a married mother and has children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are sc...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesJakelin works hard to support her family. She is married and has a fish vending business in the Philippines. She has been in this business for 10 years now, and also earns ...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaEdson is a hard working married man with 4 children aged 9, 7, 5 and 3 years, living in Kyenjojo-Uganda. He is a member of Kabunyansi Tukwatanise Group where every member g...Read their story >
Animal SalesMaliSiaka, sitting with a hand raised in the group photo, is a 41-year-old man from Mali who is married with 7 children ages 2 to 16, four of them in school. Having quit sc...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorRicardo was able to attend school up to the fifth grade. He lives with his parents. Because of a lack of financial income he wasn’t able to continue with his studies. ...Read their story >
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