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Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorCelia, age 32, lives in her own house with her husband. Together they struggle every day to support their household. Celia is a very hard-working and responsible woman. ...Read their story >
Animal SalesParaguayThe “1 de mayo” committee is entering its 9th loan cycle; all members have independent economic activities. It is a very strong and united group, which has been working tog...Read their story >
RestaurantPeruRosmery is a member of the Communal Bank “Los Puntualitos”, which is located in Cusco Province in the Department of Cusco. She continues to manage her restaurant. Rosmery...Read their story >
AgriculturePeruAlejandrina belongs to the communal bank Los Amautas Pan De Azucar. It is located in the Echarate district in the province La Convención. Alejandrina is 60 years old, has f...Read their story >
Grocery StorePhilippinesCorazon is very thankful to Kiva for her previous 50,000 PHP loan that was granted to her to buy five sets of desktop computers and peripherals for the computer shop she ha...Read their story >
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