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Beauty SalonTanzaniaMiriam, who is in her late 30s, is married. She has been managing her family by running several businesses. Since 2011, she has been running a beauty salon where she also s...Read their story >
ClothingBoliviaFlorencio lives in his own house with his wife and children in the city of La Paz. He makes jackets for a living, which he sells according to agreements that he makes with ...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaSri lives west of Bandung, about three hours from Jakarta. Sri manages a small shop selling snacks and mobile phone airtime credit. She is married and lives with three pe...Read their story >
Butcher ShopTanzaniaBerdson is in his early forties and has two daughters and sons who are in school. For ten years he has been running a butcher shop. He is known for being hard worker and ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorFidubina is 58 years old, married, and lives in her own home with her husband and 20-year-old son. In addition to taking care of the household chores, Fidubina has a veget...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Justin, 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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