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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.
Fish SellingIndiaThis group was created in 2013. It is made up of members who live in the same area and whose main activity is farming. Pinky, with her arm raised, is an active member of...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaKai is married and has been blessed with two school children who go to school. He owns a house that neither has electricity nor piped water. His greatest monthly expenses a...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanRazia is 36 years old, married, and the mother of three children. She has a degree in education. She also works in agriculture to provide an extra income for her family. ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorClaudia is an enterprising woman. Upon observing the need for more income, she decided to start making and selling homemade sweets such as canned coconut, caramel, shaved ...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanAtipa is 65 years old, married, and has three grown children who live separately from her. Atipa is well known as a principled, honest, clean living, and reliable woman. ...Read their story >
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