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Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorWith her previous loan, Blanca bought supplies for her shop and ingredients to sell food, which meant that her sales increased and her economic situation is now more stable...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesAzerbaijanTahir is a positive and responsible 48-year-old man. He is married and has five children. He lives with his family in a small village. The house where they live is in need ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMerza is 46 years old and married. She has two children, one of them currently in school. Merza works very hard to provide for them. She runs a general store in the Philipp...Read their story >
PoultryVietnamLĩnh is 31 years old and is married with two children. She is the group leader of the Nhóm 02 Thôn 02 Quảng Thái Group, which consists of eight members. Lĩnh works in agric...Read their story >
Fuel/FirewoodPakistanKishwar is 39 years old and married. She has been blessed with three children. She is a housewife and looks after her children and the household. Her husband has a woodwork...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Stephan, 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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