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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.
Soft DrinksSierra LeoneMusu is a member of C-Siders Solidarity Group. She is married with two children. (In the group picture, Musu is in the middle). Five years ago, Musu established her d...Read their story >Funding via Association for Rural Development (ARD)
General StorePhilippinesGina is 39 years old and married with two children. She works hard to provide for her family and runs a general store in the Philippines. Gina has requested a 17000 PHP ...Read their story >Funding via Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation, Inc. (NWTF)
Used ClothingPhilippinesPurita is 65-year-old widow with five children. She is a very hard working entrepreneur. Purita has a business selling used clothing in the Philippines, and has request...Read their story >Funding via Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation, Inc. (NWTF)
Machine ShopPakistanRazia is 48-years old lady who lives with her husband and four sons in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. Her elder son involved in manufacturing business. Initially he was not...Read their story >Funding via BRAC Pakistan
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorNoemí, 57, lives in her own home with her daughter. She has been engaged in selling clothing for several years, and her business is located in her home. She has many cust...Read their story >Funding via Apoyo Integral
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