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FarmingSamoaMeafou is 30 years old and unmarried with five children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market. Sh...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaFifty-two-year-old, Phallang is a rural villager from the Ou Reang Ov district of Kampong Cham province. She is a mother of four children, two of whom are too young for sch...Read their story >
Grocery StoreEl SalvadorBertha is 30 years old; she is an enterprising woman who worked hard to finish her high school studies. She is currently in a relationship and her partner works in constru...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesLenita spends considerable time preparing for the post-harvest operations of her palay in Mahayag. She wants to ensure that she will have ample time for the threshing, dry...Read their story >
CerealsUgandaSylevan is a 38-year-old married Ugandan. They have five children, aged 16, 13, 10, 7, and 4. He is hardworking and honest according to the community members. He is a prod...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like John, 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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