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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.
DairyKenyaJames is 50 years old, married to Joyce and they are blessed with five children. He has been practicing fish farming for the last four years and that earns him KES. 12,000 ...Read their story >
Barber ShopPakistanShehzadi, 50, lives in Lahore with her family, including five children. Her son has been running a barber shop for many years. He has been using his hair salon tools for ma...Read their story >
AgricultureCosta RicaDenis is 20 years old, single and lives with his parents and siblings who are his main priorities. He intends to use the loan to buy fertilizer, fungicide and to pay for la...Read their story >
General StoreCambodiaSony is a rural villager living in Kratie province. She is 58 years old and a mother of eight children; only one of them is in school. Selling grocery items and working for...Read their story >
ClothingMaliMarried mostly into monogamous households, the five members of the Kototala group are, on average, 38 years old and have four children. They all live in N’tomikorobougou, o...Read their story >
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