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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.
FarmingKenyaStanley, pictured above, has been a farmer for 20 years and is now proud to represent his group of five farmers in Matete District. He is 47 years old, is married, and has ...Read their story >
BakeryBoliviaEddy is a baker. He is single, and he doesn't have children. Eddy learned how to make bread as a child. His expenses include rent and the cost to take care of his parent...Read their story >
SewingTajikistanGulnorai is a kind, sociable and friendly woman from the Faizabad district. She is 24 years old. She divorced her husband and has a three year old child. Gulnorai has lived...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesVietnamMrs. Hà has a retail business selling vegetables. She is requesting a loan to purchase vegetables to resell. Hà is 39 years old and she is married with three children. S...Read their story >
LivestockArmeniaMarianna is from Tegh village of Syunik region, where she lives with her husband and two little kids. Marianna's husband is an army officer, so she has to take care of the ...Read their story >
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