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Food Production/SalesPhilippinesMa. Marites is a hardworking entrepreneur who runs a food-vending business in the Philippines. She is requesting a loan for PHP 30,000 through NWTF to buy ingredients such ...Read their story >
PerfumesLebanonZahra is the featured borrower of the Al Walaa group. She got together with the other group members to acquire a loan from Kiva's field partner Al Majmoua because they have...Read their story >
General StoreSamoaMitavale is a 55-year-old woman who is married and has five children. For the past four years she has sold such groceries as sugar, salt, rice, snacks, chicken legs, etc. t...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorAlba is a widow. She is the mother of 4 children only one of whom, a daughter, is dependent on her while the others are currently independent. As a way of obtaining reliabl...Read their story >
ElectricianBoliviaMario is single, has no children and lives with his parents in the city of La Paz, in a house made of bricks and mortar that belongs to their relatives. He is an electricia...Read their story >
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