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Grocery StoreKenyaChristine is happy that her previous loan ended without challenges. Her business improved after the loan term and now she seeks another loan to buy a refrigerator to store ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMyrna is 60 years old and is married with six children. She works very hard to provide for them. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 17,500 l...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesFlordeliza is 38 years old and married with three children. She earns a living by farming rice in the Philippines. Flordeliza is borrowing PHP 21000 through NWTF to buy fer...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMary Ricthel is 39 years old and married with three children. Mary Ricthel works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requeste...Read their story >
Clothing SalesLebanonMariam is a 30-year-old married mother of one child, who has been working in selling children's clothes, lingerie and children's medical shoes for ten years. In 2010, she e...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Tom, 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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