A loan of $1,700 helps to purchase sanitary products for bathroom which will enable better housing conditions.

Hamide's  Story

Hamide is 36 years old, married and has four children. She has a positive character and tries hard to provide her family with decent living conditions. 
In order to do so, she has decided to request a Kiva loan which will be used to purchase sanitary products for the bathroom which will enable better housing conditions. 
As such, she is thankful to all of the Kiva lenders for their support!

This loan is special because:

It supports the social and economic well being of low-income families.


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Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco, with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. By lending as little as $25 on Kiva, anyone can help a borrower start or grow a business, go to school, access clean energy or realize their potential. For some, it’s a matter of survival, for others it’s the fuel for a life-long ambition.
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Room To Read

Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in low-income communities by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments, they develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond. You can read more about Room To Read by clicking HERE.

Contemporary Romance

A portion of the proceeds from Untouched will go Kiva Loans targeting women entrepreneurs.

Contemporary Romance

A portion of the proceeds from Defined will go Kiva Loans targeting women entrepreneurs.

Children's Book

100% of the proceeds from And I Smile will go Room to Read, a global organization devoted to promoting literacy and girl's education.

A loan of $200 helps to build a sanitary toilet for her family.

Juna's  Story

Juna works hard to support three children. She is married and has a pig-fattening business in the Philippines.
Juna requested a 10,000 PHP loan through NWTF to build a sanitary toilet for her family.
Juna is aware that by having the sanitary toilet, she is reducing health risks to her family and neighbours as well as promoting environmental protection. 

This loan is special because:

It helps protect families who are most vulnerable to waterborne diseases.

(Tbilisi, Georgia)
A loan of $1,300 helps to continue studying towards getting her bachelor's degree.

​Guliko's Story

Guliko, whose three loan requests have already been raised on Kiva, is very grateful for each lender's participation in her success. The financial support was the main problem in Guliko's life, and without this support she will never get an appropriate education. 
Guliko is a second-year student at Georgian Technical University, in the faculty of Chemical Technologies and Metallurgy. According to her lecturers’ recommendations, Guliko is a very hardworking young woman who will get ahead. She is requesting a student loan in order to pay her tuition fees. After graduation, Guliko hopes to be employed in her profession and succeed in life.

This loan is special because:

It allows low-income students to pursue education and find jobs before repaying.​​

A loan of $750 helps to build a bathroom for the family.​

​Phory's Story

Phory is 48 years old. She is a widowed mother living with her daughter. She has three children and two children are students. She is a farmer and her daughter is a garment worker. She is making a net income of around USD 13.00 per day. She and her beloved family reside in Prey Veng Province of Cambodia.
Due to a shortage of finances, she is now asking for this loan to build a bathroom for her family. She hopes that this loan will to help her to get a new bathroom to make her family comfortable. In the future she wants to make a small business and build her house. 
Phory send thanks beforehand to all lenders for their support.

This loan is special because:

It helps prevent the spread of disease by providing access to clean drinking water and  sanitation facilities.​​