Phyllis left a dangerous marriage to become her own champion

Phyllis’ life did not turn out the way she imagined it would. She never expected to get divorced, or be a single mother.

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Suggestions and advice on how to make your loan profile eye catching, interesting, and engaging, so you can lure in more lenders!

Phearong rejected her ‘fate’ and became a leader for women’s rights in Cambodia

Phearong's nerves quickly took hold of her as she looked at the stage.

Every day is an adventure when you always say 'Yes'

As I get ready to start a new chapter in Nairobi, Kenya with the Kiva Labs team, I can’t help but reminisce on the last 6 months abroad as a Kiva Fellow in the Philippines and Timor-Leste. Although it was not always easy to be on my own, I’ve grown so much as a person because of all the “Yeses” I reluctantly agreed to.

"Something beautiful happened"

We had no prospects of getting a traditional loan from a bank when we were starting up this farm.

"Building a socially responsible business"

We've grown quickly, with our wonderful Kiva community cheering us on the whole time.

"I started this business with a goalie equipment"

Mr. Van Leuwen took a chance on a 14-year old kid set off the journey that is now a worldwide brand.

"Kiva is an open-arms community."

I have re-found my passion to build my business back to where I left it years ago.

"I strongly encourage veterans to pursue their passions"

Now, as I step into a new pair of boots, the Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC) and Kiva has already helped me settle in!

"Leveraging the power of community and entrepreneurship"

My experience with Kiva has been life-changing and eye-opening.


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