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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.
Goods DistributionPalestineAli is a 21-year-old married man from Khanyounis, which is both a city and a refugee camp in the besieged Gaza Strip, where unemployment is very high. He has been transport...Read their story >Funding via Palestine for Credit & Development (FATEN)
Milk SalesPakistanNazeera has successfully built her business selling milk. Previously with the help of Kiva loan she was able to expand her business. Now she makes enough through her busine...Read their story >Funding via Kashf Foundation
Fuel/FirewoodGuatemalaEster Duo: The duo was formed by Miriam, age 30. She is a very determined woman, she has a business selling firewood that, thanks to the support of Fape and Kiva, she has m...Read their story >Funding via FAPE
Clothing SalesBoliviaThe communal association "6 De Abril" (6th of April) will begin its ninth cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the focal center of Villa Adela. It is made up of 8 members and is l...Read their story >Funding via Fundación Pro Mujer
General StoreEl SalvadorPedro is 29 years old. He doesn't have a high level of education, is single, and lives with his parents, whom he helps with their agricultural work. Since he was a small...Read their story >Funding via CrediCampo
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