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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.
LivestockArmeniaThis nice woman in the photo, Karine, is a teacher working at school in Verishen village. She lives with her husband and son, and both of them are employed in the private s...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesJhonny, aged 34, lives with his family in Carles, Iloilo. He and his wife have four children. Their eldest child is sixteen years old and the youngest is six. Jhonny, en...Read their story >
FarmingColombiaCompost, water, and agricultural supplies are the elements that Señor Allrio, a farmer, needs. He is single and has no family nor the support of anyone. For this reason, he...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorBlanca is a hardworking woman that from a young age has known how to make a living. Therefore, for 15 years she has made a living making and selling rich duck soups, corn ...Read their story >
Grocery StoreEl SalvadorMisael, who is 44 years old, lives in his own house with his wife and their daughter. He has had a little store located in his residence for 15 years. He sells a variety of...Read their story >
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