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Personal Housing ExpensesAzerbaijanSeyidkhanim is 54 years old. She is married and her husband is retired. She has a daughter who is now married. Seyidkhanim, like the majority of residents of rural areas, i...Read their story >
BakeryEl SalvadorJosé is 20 years old and lives with his life partner, his mother-in-law and his sister-in-law. José and his family own a small bakery. With great effort and hard work they ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesJordanBasma was born in 1974. She is married, and lives with her husband and her seven children in a sector of Jordan called Madaba. She has been trying her best to support her h...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorRosa is 42 years old and lives in her own house with her husband and their three children; they are 10, 12, and 17 years old and they go to school. Rosa works very hard as ...Read their story >
Grocery StoreHondurasLourdes is 30 years old, is a single mother, and lives in the municipality of Victoria, Yoro, with her daughter and her parents. She has had her own grocery store business ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Michael, 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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