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Personal Housing ExpensesSamoaToiata is a 57-year-old unmarried woman with five children. She runs a Elei printing business as well as a tailoring business to earn a living. She has been doing this for ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesTwenty-nine-year-old Ethel is a resident of Dulag, Leyte. She is married and has three children. The oldest child is 6, while the youngest is 1 year old respectively. E...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesYemenKhaled is a 34-year-old married man and a father of two children. His oldest child is 13 years old and the youngest one is a 10-year-old. Khaled lives with his family in th...Read their story >
Higher education costsKenyaEdwin Okoth is 24 years old and a second born in a family of 7 siblings. He began his education in Soul Winning Nursery School and later joined Sinogo Primary School where...Read their story >
PubUgandaA hardworking single mother charged with taking care of five children aged two, five, seven, nine and thirteen, Harriet operates a bar in Hoima, Uganda. She earns addition...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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