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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.
PigsPhilippinesDelia is 50 years old, married and has one child. To earn for living, she runs a piggery business. She raises pigs and sells them to the market. She aims to earn more incom...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesSamoaFale is a 64-year-old mother with six children who runs a business selling ice cakes in her community to earn a living. She has been doing this for more than two years. Fal...Read their story >
VehicleLebanonFatima is a 29-year-old married mother of three children. Four years ago, she opened a grocery shop to help her husband in covering the needs and expenses of their children...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaBen is a 31-year-old married man with two children, who attend school. Ben has a retail shop that is his major source of income. He has operated this business for over five...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesJena is 46 years old and has five children. She is married and has four children who are currently in school.
Jena is in the agricultural business, farming banan...Read their story >
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