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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.
Fruits & VegetablesSenegalThe 'banc villageois' was created in June 2009. It is composed of women all living in the same district. There is good cohesion between the group members. The solidarity is...Read their story >Funding via CAURIE Microfinance, a partner of Catholic Relief Services
Spare PartsKenyaThe lady raising her hand in the photo is called Alice. She is 45 years old and married. She runs a retail shop and also sells motorbike spare parts. She joined Hand in Han...Read their story >Funding via Hand in Hand Eastern Africa
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorThe young woman with the pixelated face is 24 years old and lives in a high -risk zone. She has had a business selling pupusas (a stuffed tortilla) and bread for many years...Read their story >Funding via Apoyo Integral
TransportationPhilippinesVictoriano is a 49-year-old man from Trinidad, Bohol. He is married with two children who are still studying. Their ages are 15 and 17. Victoriano runs a sari-sari (variety...Read their story >Funding via Community Economic Ventures, Inc. (CEVI), a partner of VisionFund International
Food MarketTajikistanThis is Saidrahmon. He is 27 years old. He is married, and the father of 3 small children. Saidrahmon was born and raised in Vahdat, and he is an experienced and independen...Read their story >Funding via MLO Humo and Partners
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