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Fish SellingPhilippinesImelda works hard to support her family. Imelda is married and has a fish vending business in the Philippines. She requested a PHP 50,000 loan through NWTF to buy additi...Read their story >
Food MarketAzerbaijanBeyoglan is 24 years old. He is single. Beyoglan lives with his family at Mahmudlu-2 village. His family is an IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) family from Fuzuli city. ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorBartola is 59 years old and lives in her own house with her daughter and grandchildren. She works in the production and sale of tasty pupusas. Every day she gets up very ea...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorEduardo is 47 years old. He lives in his own home, together with his wife and two young children, ages 5 and 11 years. Eduardo has worked as a security guard for twelve y...Read their story >
Cloth & Dressmaking SuppliesKenyaElijah sells textile materials to various tailoring traders in Emali town. He is 36 years old, married and together with his spouse they have been blessed with one child. ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Rob, 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.
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