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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.
Grocery StorePhilippinesAlicia, 27, is married with four school-age children. Her major source of income is buying and selling grocery items. She has been in this business for seven years already....Read their story >
Personal PurchasesPeruPedro is a young man who is eager to get ahead. He is single and lives in Santiago with his family. For some time, he has been working as a farm laborer for an agricultural...Read their story >
Primary/secondary school costsLebanonAli is a 35-year-old married father of 3 children. Ali started working a year ago as a transporter and distributor in order to cover the increasing needs and expenses o...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesVietnamMr. Tình works in agriculture, farming poultry and cattle. He is 35 years old and married with two children. He lives and works in Quang Xuong district, a rural area in ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorYanet is 42 years old and lives in her own house. She makes snacks such as: french fries, empanadas, tamales, etc., which she sellls as a street vendor near hear house. Tha...Read their story >
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