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General StoreEl SalvadorAna, 30 years old, lives with her life partner and her 7-year-old son. She is an entrepreneurial woman who, in addition to seeking to better herself through education, deci...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorElsy, 40, studied until 6th grade. She is married. Her husband has been living in the USA for 13 years. She has two children who are both studying. She takes care of...Read their story >
FarmingNigeriaSamaila is a Babban Gona farmer from Ang/Kunda. Samaila expressed that he is driven by one goal: to “make more money for myself and my family.” It is the desire to fulfil t...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesAnita is one of the store owners in their barangay. She is 43 years old and blessed with three children. She and her husband are aiming for a happy and successful life to g...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesColombiaAyde is a mother who is responsible for three children ages 17, 18 and 20 whom she raised, educated, and cared for with her business selling mazamorra [a drink made from ho...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Liz, 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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