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Spare PartsParaguayWilfrido is from the city of Pilar. He works in commerce. He has a shop where he sells motorcycle parts. He sells every type of part for motorcycles, accessories, and lubri...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorJosé is 52 years old and lives in his home on his own property with his spouse and their three children aged 10, 6 and 3 years old. Since he was young, he has learned the m...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesTajikistanHe is what people usually call a man's man. Abdukayum is a 30-year-old man. He was raised in a poor family, and from his childhood, he was helping his parents. After finish...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesAs a married parent of one children, Bessie works hard to support her family. She has a general store business in the Philippines and also earns additional income from rais...Read their story >
AgricultureUgandaBenedicto is 44 years old and lives in the town of Nakaloke in the region of Mbale in Uganda. He is married and has two children, neither currently in school. For the p...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Jeffrey, 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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