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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.
FoodColombiaGloria is a woman with strong character and good will, and with the hope to get ahead with her family. She started preparing and selling various food plates from her house...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesShe is Lourdes, 46 y/o, from General Trias, Cavite, Philippines. Married to Jony, a seaman and has a small general store and a food stall not only to make her busy but also...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorRafael is 49 years old. He lives in his own home together with his life partner, who he has been with for several years. Rafael is a very responsible person. For the las...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesGraciana is 62 years old and widowed with six children. She earns a living by raising pigs in the Philippines. Graciana is borrowing PHP 18,000 through NWTF to buy feeds...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaSusan is a 33-year-old married mum with a beautiful family. They all live in a town called Kitale. Kitale doesn’t offer the best opportunities, but this honest mum has lear...Read their story >
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