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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.
Food Production/SalesGuatemalaEstela is a 25 year old mother. She is single with a beautiful family of two children whom are between the ages of 3 months and 1 year old. This dear family lives in a comm...Read their story >Funding via ADICLA
RetailKenyaNyamvula is a married woman with three children, all of whom attend school. She lives in her own house that neither has electricity nor piped water.
She has oper...Read their story >Funding via Yehu Microfinance Trust
DairyKenyaJoel is 27 years old. He joined Hand in Hand Eastern Africa to benefit from the trainings especially enterprise development. He practices mixed farming: crop and dairy far...Read their story >Funding via Hand in Hand Eastern Africa
ClothingUgandaAidah is 36 years old and lives in the town of Nansana in the Kampala region of Uganda. She is married and has two children with one of them currently in school. For the pa...Read their story >Funding via BRAC Uganda
Fish SellingVietnamMrs. Mận is 52 years old and she is married with 4 children. She has operated a food stall selling fish for more than 10 years. Mận lives in Hau Loc district, a rural town ...Read their story >Funding via Thanh Hoa Microfinance Institution Limited Liability
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