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Grocery StoreUgandaEdward is 37 years old and lives in the town of Makindye in the Kampala region of Uganda. He is married and has three children who are all currently in school. For the past...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaMagret is aged 30 years old, married to Joseph and she supports 3 children. She has been a farmer for the last 2 years and the business earns her KES 10,000 per month. ...Read their story >
FarmingCosta RicaRafael Ángel is 61 years old, married and lives with his wife and three children. The loan he wants is to purchase materials like plastic, wood and manure to grow the veget...Read their story >
PoultryColombiaFrancisco is a 47 year old man who lives in Sahagún. It is a rural zone that needs help and people who believe in them. Interactuar and Kiva are ready to help these people....Read their story >
LivestockUgandaEdson is a 44-year-old, hardworking, married man living in Kamwenge, Uganda. He practices the rearing, fattening and selling of cows; however, he also practices farming to ...Read their story >
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