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PigsPhilippinesCicilia, a 59-year-old married mother of three, has been raising pigs in the Philippines for 13 years now. Having borrowed 24 times in the past from NWTF to sustain her bus...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaMaxelina is a determined woman. She is 42 years old and the single mother of five school-aged children. She has been a nurse for over two decades. In order to improve he...Read their story >
Animal SalesTajikistanAliyor was born in 1986. He is married and raising 3 underage children. He lives with his family in a remote district. He works as an accountant at a secondary school and a...Read their story >
RetailKenyaEdwin is a single man. He describes himself as ambitious. He operates a retail business where he sells clothes. He has been involved in this business for 3 years. His b...Read their story >
RetailKenyaMoses is a male Kiva borrower. He describes himself as ambitious. He operates a retail business where he sells shoes. He has been involved in this business for 3 years....Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Ed H. Chi, 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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