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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.
Used ClothingHondurasYoung Cintia, 27 years of age, lives with her husband and has a dependent child. She has had a business selling used clothing for five years. She also sells new clothing,...Read their story >
TaxiColombiaJhon is a modest motorcycle taxi driver who began his work approximately 4 years ago when he was unemployed. He searched for alternatives and identified the work potential ...Read their story >
RetailParaguayJuan is from the city of Santani. He is single, lives with his parents and is a very hard working man that dedicates himself as a street vendor. He sells sewing supply ar...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesUgandaPlacidia is an enterprising, married woman, living in Kamwenge, Uganda. She used her previous loan to buy more cosmetics to sell. She still has hardships of customers w...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesMaliMade up of six women, the members of the Kodon Group are all married and live in monogamous households. They are, on average, 42 years old, have four children and live in ...Read their story >
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