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Food Production/SalesUgandaEdward is a 31-year-old married man with 2 children. He lives in Fort Portal, Uganda. He sells maize and at the same time grows bananas. He faces challenges of poor roads a...Read their story >
Clothing SalesGeorgiaTeona is 22 year-old young woman from Batumi city. She has a husband and a kindergarten-aged son. Her husband is temporarily unemployed.
The family didn't have ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMongoliaMr. Dashtseren, 33 years old, lives with his wife and children in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. He has been working as a bearer at a private firm since 2002. H...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesIsaac is a fisherman from Concepcion, Iloilo. He is a widower and a father of three grown up children. Isaac has been in the fishing business for more than 30 years now. Th...Read their story >
ClothingPhilippinesAs a married parent of four children, Independencia works hard to support her family. She has a business buying and selling ready-to-wear in the Philippines, and also ea...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Speedwell, 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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