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Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorJosé, who is 50 years old, lives with his wife and their three children: two boys, ages 14 and 11, and a daughter, age 21. He is an entrepreneurial man who has earned his l...Read their story >
Clothing SalesColombiaFernando is a well-known seller of clothing. He has been exercising his profession for more than 13 years in a commercial center. His journey has won him the loyalty of his...Read their story >
Fish SellingGhanaThe group Ekomefeemo will start its eighth loan cycle with ID-Ghana. The group is comprised of six members and it is represented by Mary A. They are into businesses like se...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPeruLadimir is very grateful to Kiva lenders because thanks to your support she will be able to buy materials to renovate her house. She wants to repair the walls, and improve...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesColombiaMaría is a hard-working woman who has not had many opportunities in life to generate enough resources to provide for her humble household or even to enjoy the smallest plea...Read their story >
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