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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.
FishingPhilippinesMargie is a 47-year-old woman from Iloilo, Philippines. She is married and has four children ages 20, 15, 14 and 11 years old.
Margie and her husband are engaged...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesPhilippinesRetailing helped Carmelita support her family. She sells charcoal and brings in a meager income of Php 8,500 per month. She has found the business of buying and selling cha...Read their story >
FarmingCosta RicaCarlos is a young man who works with great energy in growing a variety of agricultural crops. He is requesting a loan of six hundred fifty thousand colones (650,000 CRC) to...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPhilippinesMaribel is a married woman with two children. She is a very hardworking entrepreneur. Maribel is 38 years old and has two children who are in school.
Maribel has...Read their story >
AgriculturePhilippinesValeriana is 59 years old, married and had four children. Her youngest is still studying. She is managing a dress shop. Aside from sewing services she offers, she also sell...Read their story >
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