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Personal Housing ExpensesKosovoXhevrie is 29 years old and stays at home taking care of her four children while her husband works in a water factory and plants different vegetables to eat and sell locall...Read their story >
Grocery StoreUgandaGeorge, with a raised hand, is a member of the group. He is a married man, aged 35, with five children, three attending school. He lives with the family in town. He runs a ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesKyrgyzstanErkeaiym repaid her previous loan early and is grateful for all the Kiva investors who helped her. She used the loan for its intended purpose and currently has two cows and...Read their story >
RetailTimor-LesteAnastacia, who lives in Suai, has operated a retail shop since 2009, a business she started with her own working capital of $250.00. She earns a good income every day, as t...Read their story >
AgriculturePeruJediael is a hard-working man who still lives in the town, Irazola, where he was born and raised. He is married and has 4 children. Jediael has operated a farming busines...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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