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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.
DairyColombiaAbel is single, 25 years old, and has always preferred to work as an entrepreneur. He likes to be his own boss and depend on himself. He helps his aunt and siblings as they...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorRosa is 34 years old and lives with her husband and their two daughters. She earns a living selling fruit and vegetables around local areas. With what she earns she is able...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesAlma works hard to support her family. She is married, and has a general store business in the Philippines. Alma requested a PHP 15,000 loan through NWTF to purchase add...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorFilomeno, 63 years old, did not have much academic education, has a partner and two children who are already adults. Filomeno works in agriculture, a job he learnt from ...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorRaúl is satisfied with the ease of payment and support offered by Padecomsm when he needs it. At this time, he is opting for a new loan to buy fertilizer and to pay rent on...Read their story >
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