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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.
CafeAzerbaijanQasim has had his own cafe business for 19 years. His father helped him learn how to engage in business. His work schedule is from six in the morning until five in the afte...Read their story >Funding via Aqroinvest Credit Union
FarmingKosovoFatos wants to thank all of his lenders for a previous loan. He was able to use that loan to pay for water irrigation and wells so he could plant fruit. He is very happy wi...Read their story >Funding via KosInvest
FoodCosta RicaMaureen is a member of the 'Women of the Future' Women's Solidarity Group. She and Cecilia are a duo of members who are requesting their 3rd loan. The activities they pursu...Read their story >Funding via Fundacion Mujer
Food Production/SalesPhilippinesAs a married parent of seven children, Alejandra works hard to support her family. She has a food vending business in the Philippines, and also earns additional income fro...Read their story >Funding via Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation, Inc. (NWTF)
General StorePhilippinesMa. Victoria is 36 years old and married with three children. With three children in school, Ma. Victoria works very hard to provide for them. Ma. Victoria runs a general ...Read their story >Funding via Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation, Inc. (NWTF)
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