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Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorFrancisco, 26, lives with his wife and his newborn son. Francisco works for a construction company close to where he lives. With the income he receives, he brings food to h...Read their story >
Food MarketTajikistanParivina is a 33-year-old married woman with four school-aged children. She works selling flat bread. Her husband has a bakery near the market where Parivina works. He bake...Read their story >
Grocery StoreHondurasAlma's a very hardworking and responsible young person. She lives with her family in a community in the south of Honduras. For 10 years her business has been a grocery st...Read their story >
TransportationSenegalDiap is a taxi driver. He is married, and father to six children. He is 31 years old, and has more than five years' experience in his business. Diap will use his loan ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesCosta RicaHilda is a hardworking woman who puts forth a lot of effort. She has a great need to repair her home, which is very deteriorated and water leaks in during the rainy season...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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