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Personal Housing ExpensesBoliviaMarcela is married and has two children. She lives in El Alto in a house made of brick and cement, but it is on the basis of "anticretico" (a form of rent paid in advance)...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportKenyaSimon is a married, 30-year-old businessman in Thika. He is married to Hannah and together they are blessed with a 2-year-old baby. Simon operates a motorcycle transport bu...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorTito is married and is 38 years old. His wife is 30. They are the parents of two children ages 7 and 2 years. He learned about selling clothing from an aunt, and he current...Read their story >
Shoe SalesSierra LeoneMeet forty-four-year-old Foday from Tombo Western rural area in Freetown. He is married with two children between the ages of two and four. One of his children is currently...Read their story >
RetailEl SalvadorAlicia, 30 years old, is a single mother. She lives in her own house with her two children. For several years she has been dedicated to selling spices like cinnamon, pepper...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Bryan, 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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