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Food Production/SalesTajikistanTashiroy is widowed. She has experienced a lot of difficulties in life. She was born in 1972. She has a child. Tashiroy has been busy cooking and selling biscuits. She has ...Read their story >
Beauty SalonJordanReham is a married woman living in Madaba. She recently opened her beauty salon and has started work right after she bought the essential tools like hair dryer and brushes....Read their story >
Fish SellingVietnamMrs. Thu operates a food stall selling fish. She has been involved in this business for more than ten years. She is requesting a loan to purchase fish to resell. Thu is 33...Read their story >
CattleUgandaNoah is 45 years old and married. He lives in Kagadi, Uganda, where he trades in cattle, grows crops and operates a butcher shop to earn income to support his family. He is...Read their story >
Home AppliancesTajikistanRajabgul is 58 years old and lives in the Vakhsh region. She is 58 years old and the mother of five: four daughters and one son. Her son is married and lives in the same ho...Read their story >
Kiva lenders combat poverty daily by making small loans to borrowers around the world. We believe in fair access to affordable capital for people to improve their own lives.
Often only a relatively small amount of money stands in the way of Kiva borrowers and their dreams. Whether it’s a Kenyan farmer who needs $500 in order to double her grain production, or a young Bolivian woman who lacks the $1,500 tuition for nursing school, Kiva lenders provide a hand up to these and countless other borrowers.
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