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FarmingPakistanGhulam is a hardworking 31-year-old young farmer living in the village of Qila Bhattian, located in district Gujranwala, Pakistan. He has five family members. He is raising...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesAlbaniaThis is a big happy family, from what we see in the picture. Gjin and Leze are parents to seven children, yet in the picture are only the ones below the teen age; the oldes...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesGlenda is 52 years old and has operated a sari-sari, or small general store for the past four years. She has applied for a 13,000 PHP loan through Kiva's field partner NWTF...Read their story >
FarmingEl SalvadorJosé lives in his own house with his life partner, who is a housewife, and a son who is not in school. He learned to farm from his parents. He has been farming independentl...Read their story >
DairyKenyaBirita is 62 years old, married and supports a family of 8 children. She has been practicing farm supplies for the last 25 years earning KES 4,800 per month. Birita...Read their story >
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