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Fruits & VegetablesTanzaniaAsha, who is in her mid 30s, is married and has three children who are still at school. She has been selling fruits and vegetables since 2000. She works from 6 a.m. to...Read their story >
Beauty SalonColombiaEliana is a young woman, only 18 years old, who wants to give herself a meaningful job in life. In the photo, there is her mother, Eliana's greatest source of inspiration a...Read their story >
Clothing SalesGeorgiaNatela is a 55-year-old divorced woman. She lives with her daughter and pensioner mother in Telavi district, Kakheti region. Natela is involved in agricultural activities. ...Read their story >
Soft DrinksEl SalvadorLuis is 19 years old and a hard-working man who earns a living buying and selling soda pop and juices in stores in the municipality and its environs, which enables him to g...Read their story >
PoultryKenyaWonderful Kiva lenders! Meet John. He is a forty-one-year-old smallholder farmer from Ruiru village in the Central region of Kenya. Like most farmers in the region, John pr...Read their story >
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