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Personal Housing ExpensesTajikistanAkobir is an honest and even-tempered young man. He was born in 1985 to a poor family in a village. His parents were simple farmers and Akobir couldn't get a higher educa...Read their story >
Home Products SalesTajikistanKosim is purposeful man. He is married and has 2 children. His wife is a housewife. Three years ago Kosim began his own business, selling industrial goods such buckets, tea...Read their story >
CattleKyrgyzstanChinara is 35 years old, married, and together with her husband, is raising three children. Chinara has a higher education. She works as a teacher at a local school. Chinar...Read their story >
FarmingEl SalvadorJuan has decided to take out a new loan to increase his production and to harvest his crop of corn, beans and sorghum. To this end he will purchase fertilizers, insecticide...Read their story >
JewelryLebanonBilal is a 23-year-old single man, who has been working selling silver since six years ago. In May 2013, he established his current business to develop his living and incre...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Roxanne, 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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