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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.
PigsPhilippinesRowena works hard to support her family. Rowena is married and has a pig fattening business in the Philippines. She requested a PHP 16,000 loan through NWTF to buy feed ...Read their story >
Grocery StoreIndiaSasmita, about 27 years old, is the group leader of an 11-member group from Kamegaon village situated in the Kalahandi district of Odisha state in India. Her family is comp...Read their story >
RetailEl SalvadorJessica is 27 years old and has lived in her own home with her aunt for many years. Jessica is a young woman who always seeks a way to be successful, supported with her sal...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaEberto is a visionary man concerned about the development of his family and the children to whom he offers the bread of education, since he is a primary school teacher with...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaThe role of transport to rural smallholder farmers in Kenya like Lazarus (pictured) is crucial. As in other businesses, transportation is a phase in the production process ...Read their story >
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