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General StoreIndiaNabin is 39 years old, a differently-able man who lives in a small village of Odisha, India with his parents and his brother. Currently he is the only earning person in his...Read their story >
ClothingMaliThe members of the Belle Dame group are exclusively monogamous. They have an average age of 32 and, on average, 2 children. They all live in Djicoroni and got to know each ...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaRobert is a 33-year-old hardworking married man living in Kamwenge, Uganda. He used his previous loan to buy more stock like water, biscuits and sugar to sell. He has perso...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesNicaraguaThis group is comprised of three women entrepreneurs, one of whom is Cristina, 33. She has a common-law husband and four minor children. She works as a street vendor sell...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaEgesa is a member of the Imara Group in Busia District. He is pictured here in a group of nine One Acre Fund group leader farmers. The group leaders represent a total of 82...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Philip, combat poverty daily by making small loans to borrowers around the world. We believe in fair access to affordable capital for people to improve their own lives.
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