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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.
Used ClothingKenyaTabu is a married mother of four children, all of whom attend school. She lives at her own house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense ...Read their story >
Food StallEl SalvadorRosa is 62 years old. She lives in her own house with her husband and their two children. She works selling food. Her business is located within the school complex close to...Read their story >
ServicesTanzaniaCatherine is in her late 30s and is a widow and mother of three children who are still at school. She has been running a business selling electronic money transfers, m-pes...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesLebanonHanane is a 49-year-old, married mother of five children attending school. To better support her husband, she has been working since three years ago selling homemade food. ...Read their story >
Food StallPakistanSajida is a 45-year-old woman and mother of 7 children. She lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Her husband has been running a food stall where he sells different types of ea...Read their story >
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