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Clothing SalesZimbabweSanele is a 21-year-old businesswoman who is living in the Matobo District of Zimbabwe. She is a mother of one and has been successfully operating a clothing business for t...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMozambiqueBaião is an agricultural worker. He is married and has five children, all of whom are in school. He lives in his own home and also supports a nephew, who lives with them. ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesGeorgiaLena, who is a 33 year old widow, lives in the city of Bolnisi. She is the breadwinner in her family and takes care of a young daughter and school-aged son. Lena work...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPeruOmar is 29 years old and unmarried. He lives in the family home in Morropon District, Morropon Province, in the department of Piura on the north coast of Peru. There, the ...Read their story >
Cloth & Dressmaking SuppliesPakistanBalqees has successfully built her business selling cloth with the support of Kashf Foundation and Kiva. She has become popular in her town and has attained good number of ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Philipp, 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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