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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.
FarmingKenyaMeshack's Group was formed by ten farmers in Kakamega North District and is being represented by Meshack, who is the group leader pictured above. He is 45 years old, marrie...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaAna is a very nice person. She always has a smile for the customers that visit her grocery store in the Chigorodo municipality. Thanks to her charisma and good humor, she...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaSalvadora de Jesús Z has been working for the Chinandega municipal government as a street cleaner, for five years. She applied for her loan in order to make improvements t...Read their story >
TailoringPakistanRazia is a happily married woman. Some years ago, she decided to support her family by starting a tailoring business at her home as her husband's income was barely enough t...Read their story >
Clothing SalesUgandaJanuary is a 32-year-old married man with five children. He lives in Kasese, Uganda.
January used his previous loan to buy clothes to sell and was able to get p...Read their story >
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