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Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorLike all women who are fighters and who are dedicated to their families, Julia, who is 50 years old, works hard as a farmer together with her husband in order to improve he...Read their story >
CattleKyrgyzstanDamira is 34 years old, married, and together with her husband, is raising four children. All of her children are little, with the oldest being 11 years old and the younges...Read their story >
Higher education costsJordanBecause Eman is a conservative woman, she asked her son to take her place in the picture. Eman is married and has 5 sons and daughters. She lives in a sector in Jordan call...Read their story >
Cloth & Dressmaking SuppliesTajikistanFarida was born in 1959. She is married and has a daughter. Her daughter is 25 years old and she is married. Farida began her business selling children's clothes 30 years a...Read their story >
Home AppliancesPalestineKhetam is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband appears in the photo. Khetam is a 23-year-old married woman from Jabalia ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Jennie Armato, combat poverty daily by making small loans to borrowers around the world. We believe in fair access to affordable capital for people to improve their own lives.
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