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CerealsPhilippinesNenita works hard to support her family. Nenita is married and has a buy-and-sell rice business in the Philippines. She requested a PHP 10,000 loan through NWTF to purch...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaEguransi is a 64-year-old single woman living in Kamwenge, Uganda. She owns a retail shop as her main source of income. She also practices agriculture as her side business....Read their story >
PropertyGuatemalaDiego is 48 years old and he is married with three children, two boys and a girl, who live in the department of Sololá. He works for daily wages in productive activities s...Read their story >
Soft DrinksMaliSebeke is a women's group in the Koko neighborhood of the city of Koury. The women know one another well and live in large traditional families with their husbands, childre...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaElida is a kind person. She is 40 years old, married, and has five children; the eldest, who is 23 years old, is independent, two are adolescents who are in high school an...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Jordan, 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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