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BakeryEl SalvadorMaria, 47, lives in her own house with her husband and two children. She runs a bakery from home and has been in business for ten years. She sells to her neighbors and ha...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaRosalba is a married woman. She is very hardworking and very responsible. She worked with her family in different businesses and acquired experience in sales. Five years ag...Read their story >
SewingColombiaAna is a hard-working, obliging, and thriving woman of 58 years. She is married and the mother of two children whom she has managed to get ahead with a lot of hard work and...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaIsma is 27 years old and lives in the town of Kisekende in the Fortportal region of Uganda. He is married and has two children, with one of them currently in school. For th...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaThirty-two-year-old Hassan lives in Hoima, Uganda. He is married with five children who all attend school. He operates a retail shop mainly selling general merchandise like...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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