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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.
FoodUgandaJoshua is a 35-year-old hard working man, married with five children, living in Kasese, Uganda. Joshua sells salt as the main source of income and gets additional income fr...Read their story >
FarmingRwandaImmaculee is aged 57 years. She is married with 9 children aged between 4 and 30 years. Seven of them go to school. She is a farmer and she has been growing rice for the pa...Read their story >
FoodPhilippinesIluna is a 56-year-old married woman with three children who attend school. She is a very hard working entrepreneur. Iluna has had a frozen food business for 16 years an...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMary Grace is a married woman with four children. She is a very hard working entrepreneur. Mary Grace is 35 years old and all of her children are in school. She has a ge...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesCambodiaSaolat is 42 years old, married, and has four children, three of whom attend school. She is a resident of Kam Rieng district of Battambang province. She and her husband gro...Read their story >
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