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Used ClothingEcuadorJissela is a 22-year-old young woman who lives by herself in a small family house in the city of Santo Domingo de los Colorados, a city with a humid, warm climate that is a...Read their story >
AgricultureColombiaJuan is a young farmer, 26 years old, who learned to work in the countryside thanks to his older siblings since when he was very young he was orphaned. He is a man who l...Read their story >
RestaurantMaliThe four women of the Dembagnouman group all live in traditional families. On average, they are 55 years old and have four children. They all live in the village of Siguila...Read their story >
Wedding ExpensesTajikistanNatijamo is a kind, well-mannered and honest woman from the city of Khuroson in the Vakhsh region. She is 53 and married with one daughter. She has earned a living with her...Read their story >
AgricultureKenyaMasiar does farming and also keeps livestock in Oloitoktok town. He has been in this business for 20 years now. He is 60 years old, married and together with his spouse, th...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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