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Fruits & VegetablesAzerbaijanNurida is a seller. She is 57 years old, married for 37 years, and has three children. Her family is made up of IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) from Fuzuli city and now ...Read their story >
FarmingRwandaSamson is 41. He is a father of one child, age 11. His wife works as a farmer and they've been helping each other in their farming. He would like to use a Kiva loan to ...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesUgandaAlfred is 42 years old and lives in the town of Rukoki in the region of Fort Portal in Uganda. He is married and has four children, with three of them currently in school. ...Read their story >
CraftsGuatemalaDiego is a Guatemalan artisan who carves Maya masks and images of saints. He'd like to invest in sustainably harvested pinewood, paints and sandpaper as well as saws for hi...Read their story >
Barber ShopLebanonHusein is a 25-year-old married father of one child; he has been working as a barber for thirteen years. Husein was only twelve years old when he started working; he had to...Read their story >
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