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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.
General StorePhilippinesLida hails from the municipality of Carles in Iloilo province. For a decade now 59-year-old Lida and her husband have been engaged in fishing to earn a living. She also ma...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorSandra, age 28, is a single mother. She earns a living by providing secretarial services. Also, on the week-ends she makes and sells ‘pupusas’ [stuffed tortillas] at her ...Read their story >
Animal SalesTajikistanAlisher successfully repaid his previous loan and used it to develop his business. He is very grateful to everyone who has helped him with the financing. Today, Alisher's b...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesUgandaJoseph is a 25 year old single man living in Kagadi, Uganda. He has been a medical clinical officer for 2 years now, ever since he was inspired by the nature of the service...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaNhean, 55, is a farmer living in Battambang province and the mother of four children, one of whom is still in school. To make a living, Nhean grows rice and works for other...Read their story >
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