José is 36 years old and is married with one son. He learned how to be a barber when he was 6 years old and currently works as one. Before, he worked as a day laborer in the country.
The loan that he is asking for from Fundación Campo is to buy a mirror, a barber’s chair, and to make some improvements to his house. With the loan, he will buy an additional mirror and a barber’s chair so his customers are more comfortable and can better see how their haircuts have turned out. This will satisfy his customers and offer them better service. His wish is to expand his business and have his own house.
Wow! Jose is younger than me!I like that he’s improving his business and has dreams of owning his own house! Go Jose!!
A loan of $650 helps Yokub to repair his minibus, which is the source of his income.
I like that he drives a nice well-kept minibus and it sounds like he needs the money to keep his business in order! You can lend too and help Yokub.
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Fenik is 62 years old. She lives in Ddmashen village, which is in the Gegharkunik region, with her husband. She has two sons and a daughter. They are all married and live separately from their parents with their own families.
Fenik and her husband are retired and for a long time they have been engaged in farming and agriculture. Fenik’s husband is engaged in bee keeping. On their farm, they have two cows, a heifer, two calves, four sheep, ten chickens and twelve beehives. The products from their agricultural business Fenik and her husband sell in the Sevan food markets. As Fenik said, she is very happy that she can sustain her family with her income from agriculture.
Fenik is taking a loan from Kiva for the first time and she needs 600.000 Armenian drams to buy potato seeds, fodder for her animals and wax paper for bee families. With this loan, she hopes to receive a good profit.
I like lots of things about her story, but I particularly like her pink scarf. Is that a selfish reason to chose her to lend money too?
Fatuma is a devoted mother with the desire and the urge to move forward. She always strives to reach success since she knows that it is through hard work that she will reach it. Fatuma is grateful for the support she received and that she is receiving now. Since the previous loan, her living standards have greatly improved. Her goal is to have a prosperous life and see that her children become professionals. She says that she was able to open a retail shop recently, which she plans to expand. It is for this reason that she is requesting this loan to add to her stock of maize flour, wheat flour, sodas, snacks, among other instant goods.
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Kayirsa and her family live in Emgekchil, one of the mountain villages of Kyrgystan, in the north of the country. She is 43 years old and bringing up five children. Kayirsa raises livestock, which is the main source of income for her family. Her farm, launched in 1989 with the initial capital of 15,000 KGS, now includes two dairy cows with their young, 10 sheep, one horse; sales of milk and dairy products bring in about 5,000 KGS per month. In order to develop her business further, Kayirsa has turned to “Bai Tushum & Partners” for a loan in the amount of 100,000 KGS to buy bulls for fattening and resale. Kayirsa plans to use her revenues to expand her farm and provide for her children’s education. Her children are the most important thing in her life. She works for the sake of bringing up and educating her children.
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Mahmoud is a 28-year-old married male from Al Bayader in Jordan. He has requested a 1500 JOD loan to pay for his wedding expenses.
Since Mahmoud is under 30 years old, his loan is considered a youth loan.
I like that he’s paying for his wedding. I like weddings.
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I’ve already made 24 loans on Kiva. When I started my portfolio said that the average user had 8.3 loans and I thought “Wow, I’ll never lend out that many loans.”
Now I’m up to 24 loans and have really enjoyed relending my money and watching as people repay loans. I love re-lending to people who have paid me back. I also love balancing my portfolio among continents, genders and industries. If you’d like to give a free loan, I’ll get another $25 to lend out as well, just follow this link http://www.kiva.org/invitedby/holly5095
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Mirzoali has been obtaining financing from our organization for several years. He is a good person, who understands his responsibilities. Mirzoali used his previous loan to purchase cows and calves. He increased the quantities of cattle and small livestock. Currently, he continues his business. Mirzoali is requesting this loan to buy bulls, calves and goats.
Lang is requesting a new loan to buy materials to make sandal soles. Lang’s previous loan enabled her to expand her business and earn a higher income to support her family. She hopes that another loan will assist her in increasing the size of her business, attract new customers and increase her sales. She also hopes that through the loan, she can increase her income and improve her family’s living conditions.
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Lang is a 65-year-old widow. She lives with five sons in Ho Chi Minh City. She earns money with the business of making the soles of sandals. She has been involved in this business for five years. Now, Lang would like to take out a loan to invest in her business
I like that Lang is making something and that she’s paid back previous loans. Go Lang, make some awesome shoes!
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Nilson is 35 years old and married to Rosita, with whom he has six children. This family lives in a simple little house located in the community of Chanchamayo.
He has been in agriculture ever since he was 17 years old, enough time that he is now experienced and has knowledge to work in the countryside. He has six parcels of land where he cultivates coffee, avocados, cacao, and plantains. He has just finished his coffee harvest with the final “scraping” which consists of finding and picking the last coffee beans off of the bushes, so now he needs bags of fertilizer to start a new planting. Meanwhile he’s also working on growing his plantains and avocados. When all of his lands are seen to, he works as a day laborer on other people’s plots of land. This gives him a steady stream of income for his family, as he also catches fish in the river and sells whatever he finds in the market. Nilson is a very hard wroker. These days he wants to start with the cleaning of his coffee plantation and for this he needs bags of fertilizer.
This is his third loan with MFP, and he is very thankful for the opportunity and the confidence that has been placed in him. He does not intend to fail, and he plans to make his payments on time. He is also an active and responsible member of his community banking group, “Sol Naciente” (the Rising Sun).
With the money that he is now asking for, he will be able to buy 15 bags of fertilizer, which cost 120 Soles apiece. The rest will be used to pay the laborers he will hire to do the cleaning and preparation of his fields.
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The “Esperanza 2006” (Hope 2006) communal bank will start the 15th cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Los Andes Focal Center. It has 12 members led by a governing board headed by Inés, the President. The members of the communal bank are in a variety of businesses among which we have: construction worker, ‘salchipapas’ [fried potatoes with fried sausages] stand, clothes sales, grocery sales, seedlings sales, plastics sales, photocopying services, neighborhood store, furniture sales, glove sales, minibus attendant and shoe sales.