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Farm SuppliesColombiaJesús is a modest and hardworking farmer with the drive and tenacity that distinguishes the men and women of the countryside. Jesús is a man with an enterprising mind w...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaCarlos is a hardworking man and a native of Waspam. He is 58 years old, married and has 6 children: 4 are adults and 2 are teenagers studying high school. He has worked for...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorThis is a young girl whose face is blurred because she is only 21 and lives in a high risk area. She sells clothes to make a living. Her business is located in her ho...Read their story >
Electrical GoodsPhilippinesRuel is 40 years old and lives in Pobalcion, Panaon, Misamis Occidental. He is married with 3 children, now at their school age. Ruel has been engaged in an ice drop ve...Read their story >
Clothing SalesRwandaVenerande is 34 years old. She is married with 5 children, aged between 9 and 14. Three of her children go to school. She has been selling clothes for 8 years. With the loa...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Andre, 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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