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General StorePhilippinesLucy is 64 years old and widowed with two children. She works very hard to provide for them. Lucy runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a 15000 PHP loan ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaSr. Manuel is a resident of the town of Ticuantepe, where he lives with his wife and children. He works for a private business. His children are grown and help him financ...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorElva, 72, lives in a district. She's single and has three children although only one of them lives near her home. He works as a plumber. She has been working in her own ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorMaria lives in a home of her own with her grandson. She has a tortilla shop in her home and has had this business for many years. She has many customers because of her ex...Read their story >
Animal SalesBoliviaRoger is 32 years old and he raises cattle to later sell them. He lives in Batallas. This is his first loan with the institution. Roger will use the loan to buy a higher qu...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Susan, 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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