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RetailUkraineLudmila has used KIVA loans several times and considers them very helpful to her business. Last time, thanks to a KIVA loan Ludmila increased the quantity of goods she has...Read their story >
FarmingSamoaLogovaita is a 36-year-old single woman with 3 children. She has a small plantation and grows taamu, taro, yams, and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for 3...Read their story >
FarmingSamoaPalolo is a 37-year-old married woman with three children. She has a small plantation and grows crops including taro and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this f...Read their story >
RestaurantLiberiaPlease to meet 38 years old Teta from Liberia. She is single with two children, ages 2 and 15. The older child attends school. They live near an airport. For the past...Read their story >
RetailSierra LeoneGreetings from Sierra Leone! This is 35-year-old Mbalu from Waterloo2 Western rural area in Freetown. She is married, with four children. She began her business because she...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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