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AgricultureRwandaJoseph is 39 years old, he is married with 7 children aged between 3 and 18, and all of them go to school. He has been farming for 13 years. He will use the Kiva loan to su...Read their story >
FarmingIndiaMaa Laxmi Self Help Group (SHG) was formed in May 2014. The group consists of ten rural poor women members who belong to the Below Poverty Line category. This group is loca...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMarco is 45 years old and lives with his wife and five children, who are 23, 16, 14, 12 and 6 years old each. Marco is hard-working and earns a living selling groceries in ...Read their story >
Spare PartsUgandaYairo is 35 years old and lives in the town of Kumi in the Soroti region of Uganda. He is married and has five children, four currently in school. For the past six years, Y...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaZina, 56, has two children. She and her family live in Garni village in the Kotayq region of Armenia. Zina is a farmer. By means of this activity she earns an acceptabl...Read their story >
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