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ServicesIndonesiaKomariyah runs a small stall where she sells snacks, groceries and mobile phone airtime credits. She lives in Sukabumi, a semi-urban area about 2.5 hours from Jakarta. Koma...Read their story >
ClothingSierra LeoneThis is 31-year-old Saidu. He is married, and has three children aged 12, 7, and 4 years; two are school-going children. He has two additional dependents, who live with hi...Read their story >
Wedding ExpensesAlbaniaThis is Luce in her northern traditional costume; kindly note that women in this part of Albania dress in such similar costumes, and the majority of villagers here pursue t...Read their story >
Cloth & Dressmaking SuppliesKenyaRuth is a 22-year-old lady from Kisumu County. She is married to Hezekiah who is a businessman. They have two children aged 7 and 2 years old. She sells materials and bl...Read their story >
Construction SuppliesJordanMutasem was born in 1982. He is a married man living with his wife in a sector in Jordan called Marka. While his wife is working in a school, he is selling construction mat...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Rod, 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.
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