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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 ClothingPhilippinesAnita is a businesswoman from Pagadian. She sells 'ukay-ukay' (used clothing) in the neighborhood and has a stall in the market. She earns well on her chosen business and h...Read their story >
RetailEl SalvadorRoberto is 51 years old and lives in his own house together with his father, brother and son, who is 17 years old. Roberto is a small businessman of clothing and footwear. ...Read their story >
FoodLebanonKhadijeh is a 42-year-old Lebanese married woman living with her husband and four children, all of whom are attending school. She produces food at her domicile to be conser...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaListening to John refer to the different breeds of dairy cows on his compound, one could mistake him for an Agricultural Extension Officer. John, from Nandi Hills, a remote...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesIn 2010, Victoria learned about Paglaum Multi Purpose Cooperative and the financial assistance it gives to start-ups. Victoria tried her luck on starting a business focusin...Read their story >
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