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Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMaría is 67 years old and lives with her daughter and two grandchildren, ages seven and two years old, in a house that she owns. María is well-known in the area for being h...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorManuel, 23, lives in the family home with his mother. He is a well-known young man in his community because he is hard-working and very responsible. Manuel works as a gro...Read their story >
RickshawPakistanRuqia is a 37-year-old married woman. She lives with her husband and two children in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. Ruqia's husband has been driving an auto rickshaw in Laho...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesPhilippinesCecile is a married woman with two children. She is a very hardworking entrepreneur. Cecile is 32 years old--both of her children are in school. Cecile has a fruit-vendi...Read their story >
FarmingSamoaLitia is 29 years old and married with two children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market. She ha...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Tyler, 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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