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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.
Clothing SalesUgandaLoyce is 34 years old and lives in the town of Mbale in the Mbale region of Uganda. She is married and has 4 children with 3 of them currently in school. For the past 11 y...Read their story >
FarmingTajikistanGulnora is a wise woman. She was born in 1966 and lives in a small town in northern Tajikistan. She is a widow with six children. After the death of her husband, she had ha...Read their story >
RestaurantColombiaAlba is a 46 year old enterprising woman who from the comfort of her home in Cartagena de Indias, decided in 2010 to make lunches and offer them for sale. Since then thanks...Read their story >
RetailUgandaMajorine lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married with three children and all go to school. She also takes care of additional family members. She operates a retail shop...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorSantos is 39-years old. Each day she puts great effort and dedication into preparing the variety of "pupusas" (stuffed flat-bread) that her clientele likes so much. Santo...Read their story >
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