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AgricultureEl SalvadorAngel, 36, finished his high school studies. He is married and has two children who are studying at school. He is an employee and he also works in the fields. Both of th...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesNicaraguaMercedes is a married man with two children under his responsibility. He gives them all the help he can in their development. He works as an inventory and records manager a...Read their story >
Used ShoesNicaraguaLuz is a successful entrepreneur. She is single and has her own business selling new and used clothing items. She has run her business for 5 years and is the one serving th...Read their story >
Consumer GoodsTajikistanFarida, aged 42, is divorced and has no children. She has a higher degree and is an accountant in an organization. Farida is a smart and hard-working woman who does high qu...Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasMarlen has been a farmer for seven years because it is her family's calling. They have been in this business for generations, so she learned how to work the land from her p...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Marta, 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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