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FarmingIndiaIn 2014, eleven women from a small village of Angul district stepped out and decided to build a secure future for their families. They formed a group named Jay Hanumana Sel...Read their story >
RetailPhilippinesGemma is a 42-year-old married woman and a mother of four children from Dulag, Leyte. Gemma earns a living through her coconut wine (or tuba) selling business. Tuba or coco...Read their story >
VehicleCambodiaThavry (in the photo) sells grocery items from home, while her husband is a policeman. In addition, she also raises cows at home. She has been married since 2011 and just h...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaSenovia believes in her family. She has invested her efforts in her home and in ensuring an education for her two children. She is salaried, and her income comes from the p...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesEvelyn is a resident of Eastern Looc, Plaridel, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. She is a widow and engaged in the fish vending business from which she earns a living for h...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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