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PerfumesYemenThe Morad Group is the same group which took out their first loan from Kiva Lenders. They completely returned the first loan and applied for a second one, in the amount of ...Read their story >
Shoe SalesTajikistanThis is Azimahon's 49th loan. She was born to a family of workers in 1957. She lives in a village. She is married and has four children. For almost 40 years she has done a ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesRosemarie is 33 years old and single. She owns and manages a small retail store and offers short order snacks and coffee within her locality. She aspires to improve her bus...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorFidelia is married. Her children are 32, 28, and 40 years old; and they are independent now. Her business is selling ‘pupusas’ [stuffed tortillas] from 4:00 p.m. until 8:...Read their story >
PropertyUgandaHeaz lives in Hoima, Uganda. He owns rental houses where he has attained an income to support his family. He hopes to construct more commercial houses to earn more income d...Read their story >
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