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ClothingBurundiCassilde belongs to the Kamanzi group and lives in Bujumbura. She is 49 years old and married to Laurent, who is a trader. They have five children together, ranging from 11...Read their story >
FarmingBoliviaSr. Gerardo and his wife Paulina live in Cochabamba, which is in Chapare Province. They are ages 40 and 35 respectively. Both of them are financially independent and enga...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorGricelda lives with her two children, a 16-year-old in high school and a 13-year-old in 6th grade. She is the head of household and strives to care for her family the best...Read their story >
Home Products SalesLebanonTharwat is the featured borrower of the Fatat group. She joined together with the other group members to acquire a loan from Kiva's field partner Al Majmoua, because they h...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe members of the Benkadi 2 group are married women. On average, they are 41 years old and have two children. They all live in polygamous families in Mena, in Kolondieba C...Read their story >
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