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ServicesColombiaRonis offers welding services in his small workshop. In order to carry out this work, he has to rent space for his welding table when he needs to do work. As the people i...Read their story >
Cheese MakingBoliviaThe communal bank "Totora" will begin its second loan cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Patacamaya regional center. It is composed of eight members and is led by a board of...Read their story >
Clothing SalesUgandaMichael Bingo is 51 years old and lives in the town of Bungokho in the Mbale region of Uganda. He is married and has five children who are all currently in school. For the ...Read their story >
RetailColombiaFor two years, thanks to her boyfriend, she had a store in which she did designs and tattoos. Driven by this, Lilia, a 38-year-old woman, decided to stock the store with va...Read their story >
FlowersPakistanSughran is 62 years old, a mother of five children and living with her spouse and children in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. Her elder son has owned a nursery farm business ...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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