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Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaDoña Fatima has always been worried about the well-being of her family. Thanks to the support that Kiva and Afodenic have offered through the previous loans, she has made ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaBlacina is a married woman who has worked as an elementary school teacher for the last 25 years. She works at a school in the village where her family has lived for 19 year...Read their story >
Grocery StoreColombiaCristobal, aged 67, has won the affection of all his neighbours because of his kindness and good sense of humour. He loves his family, who is his main motivation to work...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesEl SalvadorWalter is 46 years old and has been working in agriculture for six years. He plants corn, beans and vegetables. He sells his products around the area and with what he earns...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPeruJaime is 42 years old and married. He lives in his own house with his 2 daughters and his wife, in the Servicentro de Cayaltí area. They are a close knit family who live in...Read their story >
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