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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.
FoodGuatemalaThe six women entrepreneurs of Las Honestas Group live in the community of San Antonio Aguas Calientes in the Department of Sacatepéquez, Guatemala. They consider themselve...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesPompia is 58 years old and widowed with two children. Pompia works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 40,000...Read their story >
Higher education costsParaguayLuis is a young student of information systems and is currently in his third year of study. He attends night school because he works in the mornings and practices his care...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesUgandaRoggers is a 34-year-old married man with three children. He lives in Kasese, Uganda. He has been a parish chief for six years and does farming for additional income. He dr...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaRossett is a 40-year old woman with twelve children who depend on her for survival. All children attend school. She is married to a man who does not offer any support to ...Read their story >
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