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Every day, Kiva connects thousands of people to borrowers and partner institutions around the world, working together to create opportunity and alleviate poverty. It only takes $25 to get started.
Auto RepairBoliviaWilmer is a 24-year-old man, who lives with his partner, has a 6-month-old baby, and his business is a body shop and paint shop. He is enterprising, responsible, friendl...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesCatalina is 52 years old and single. She runs a general store in the Philippines and has requested a 16,000 PHP loan through NWTF to purchase more groceries to sell. Cat...Read their story >
Clothing SalesPhilippinesMa. Nimfa is a married woman and a mother of six children from Ormoc City, Leyte. Ma. Nimfa is engaged in retail sales of ready to wear clothes and other accessories. This ...Read their story >
Consumer GoodsMozambiqueFrengue comes from Namaacha, province of Maputo. He's 41 years old and married. He has four underage children, and he's responsible for his brother and his mother who live ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaMaria Jose wants to use this loan to finish the construction work she is having done on her home. She earns her living by running a small store where she sells clothing and...Read their story >
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