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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.
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorJohn, 50 years old, lives with his wife and 2 children ages 16 and 25. He has worked for ten years as an assistant builder and as a mat weaver and in this way supports his ...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe nine members of the Allakan Soutra group are married women who on average are 41 years old with four children, living for the most part in traditional families in Batie...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesVeronica is a 55-year-old mother who has two adult aged children. She engages herself in buying and selling assorted products within the public market to help her husband i...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportUgandaMuzafaru lives in Masindi, Uganda. He operates a video library and a saloon in order to get income to cater to the family. He has got a public address system and a motorcyc...Read their story >
PigsNicaraguaThe Milagro de Dios [Miracle of God] communal bank is made up of nine members. They are responsible mothers and fathers with children under their care. They are from Sauce,...Read their story >
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