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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.
FarmingBoliviaEsperanza is 46 years old. She is married, has 3 kids and she is living at her parents' house. Her husband is working in another country. Esperanza sells vegetables suc...Read their story >Funding via IMPRO
General StorePhilippinesPrima is 61 years old and married with seven children. With one child in school, Prima works very hard to provide for them. Prima runs a general store in the Philippines a...Read their story >Funding via Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation, Inc. (NWTF)
FarmingKenyaHello, lenders! The above picture presents Florah, who is a mother of two and has been practicing agriculture for the last 5 years. Because of the immense knowledge she has...Read their story >Funding via Juhudi Kilimo
General StorePhilippinesRaquila is a hardworking woman entrepreneur with eight children.
She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 16,000 loan through NWTF to buy ...Read their story >Funding via Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation, Inc. (NWTF)
RetailKenyaWilfrida is a married woman. She has five children. She describes herself to be honest. She operates a retail business where she sells cattle hides and cows. She has been i...Read their story >Funding via SMEP Microfinance Bank
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