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RetailKenyaElisha lives in the Mariakani area near Mombasa Kenya. He is 36 years old and married with two children. He owns and operates a retail shop in town. He started the business...Read their story >
SewingIraqNihayat is a member of this group from Iraq. Nihayat is 50-years-old, single and she lives alone. She is supporting herself and pays all her expenses by herself from incom...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorWilliam lives with his partner and two children, aged eight and one years old respectively. William makes a living selling hot dogs and cakes in a very busy area. He has ma...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaThis group consists of four group leader farmers in Webuye District with Dickson selected as the Kiva representative. (The field officer is also included in the photo and i...Read their story >
Clothing SalesSenegalFatimata is a promoter who lives with her children and husband. Given the rising costs of living, she decided to take matters into her own hands. With her own savings, she ...Read their story >
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