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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.
FarmingKenyaJames is a member of this group in Kakamega North District. He is pictured here in a group of 5 One Acre Fund group leader farmers. The group leaders represent a total of 4...Read their story >
LivestockUgandaRobert used the previous loan to buy more livestock and sprays so as to treat and expand his livestock farm. For 3 years in this business, Robert has been able to look a...Read their story >
FoodPhilippinesJean is married and she works hard to support her family. She has a frozen foods retail business in the Philippines and also earns additional income from general store and ...Read their story >
Beauty SalonJordanSanaa was born in 1968. She is married and a mother of 6 boys and girls. She has a medium-sized beauty salon where she offers the services of hairstyling. Now she wants to ...Read their story >
FarmingPeruSantiago is 69 years old. He lives with his wife and children in the Buenos Aires district, whose residents make a living in agriculture, commerce, and ranching. It is loca...Read their story >
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