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General StoreGhanaVida is a provisions seller as well as a seamstress at Taterem, Elmina, She has had some formal education as she is a senior high school leaver. She is married to a plumber...Read their story >
Wedding ExpensesTajikistanKurbonbuvy is the sole provider for her five children. She is divorced. Kurbonbuvy was young when she learned to sew national mattresses "kurpacha" from her mother. He l...Read their story >
FarmingRwandaEdigard is 56 years old. He is a father of eight and they all go to school. He would like to use a Kiva loan to buy fertilizer during maize production. He needs to buy ...Read their story >
PhotographyPalestineMohammad is 29 years old; he lives in Gaza with his wife and two daughters. He takes photos for weddings, birthdays, and any occasion that the customers want. This activi...Read their story >
ConstructionAzerbaijanAbilfaz is a handyman, he is 37 years old and has been in this business for 10 years. He is married and has three children. One of them is a 7-year-old son who is in 1st gr...Read their story >
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