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VehicleCambodiaSokun is 29 years old and lives in a village approximately 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. She has three children, a son and two daughters. Two of her children attend s...Read their story >
Beauty SalonSierra LeoneThis is 37-year-old Mary H. She is married and has a 19-year-old daughter who attends school. She has 1 additional dependent, Mary H. owns a hair attachment and cosm...Read their story >
VehicleCambodiaSam Oeur (in photo) is 46 years old and lives in a village outside of Phnom Penh City. She has been married since 1996 and has four children--three sons and one daughter. ...Read their story >
Used ClothingKenyaKhadija appreciates for her previous Kiva loan that improved her living standards and enabled her to expand her business and earn a higher income. She is now requesting ...Read their story >
TaxiAzerbaijanAllahverdi is 49 years old and has been married for 18 years. His family is from the Fuzuli region and they live in a refugee hostel. Allahverdi’s family has been an IDP (...Read their story >
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