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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.
Recycled MaterialsUgandaRichard is 26 years old and lives in the town of Bugembe in the Jinja region of Uganda. He is married and has one child. For the past 5 years, Richard has been working hard...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorJosé works growing cereals and raising cattle. His father taught him these activities when he was a teenager. He works now in order to generate the income he needs to cover...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesDorothy is 19 years old and a very hardworking entrepreneur.
Dorothy has a general store business in the Philippines. She requested a PHP 10,000 loan amount thr...Read their story >
FarmingKyrgyzstanKulzhakan is 60 years old, married, and the mother of five children. She has a high school education. To earn income for her family she farms. Currently she owns three cows...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorRosa is a very hard working 39 year old woman. She studied until the second grade but couldn't carry on because her parents didn't have the resources. She is a single mothe...Read their story >
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