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Clothing SalesTajikistanDilbar is 44 years old. She is married and has 2 children. Her husband is a migrant in Russia. Dilbar has been busy with selling children's clothes for more than 18 year...Read their story >
Beauty SalonTajikistanFiruza was born in 1987 and she is married with one son. She started her business as a hairdresser seven years ago, and then she learned to give manicures and pedicures. ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesSenegalThis group of thirty women belongs to the village finance group created on October 24th, 2012. This is their fourth loan cycle. The group is composed of women living in one...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesEl SalvadorCarlo is still working in agriculture and requests a new loan to buy fertilizers, insecticides, herbicides, and manure to prepare the land and develop his plants. He hopes ...Read their story >
RetailColombiaTeresita, with her husband (see photo), is planning to open a variety store in the town of El Peñol. She will be taking advantage of her vast experience managing this type ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Kylie Willison, 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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