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General StorePhilippinesAntonieta is 48 years old and married with five children. With three children currently in school, Antonieta works very hard to provide for them. Antonieta runs a genera...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaEnock is a mixed-farmer; he keeps animals and cultivates plants for a living. He has been doing this business for over a decade. He is very thankful to have support and enc...Read their story >
Clothing SalesUgandaFrankline is a married woman aged 39 years living in a rural area with her family of five children; all of them are attending school from different areas. She is a business...Read their story >
ServicesSamoaLufilufi is a 53-year-old woman who is married with five children. She has a well organized lawn mowing business to serve the people of her community. She has had three yea...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaAndrew is 36 years old and lives in the town of Kisekende, in the Fortportal region of Uganda. He is married and has four children, three of them currently in school. For t...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like SonomaLass, 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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