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CateringColombiaLuz's refreshment stand has done very well with her last kiva loan. Her working capital has increased, and with this money she has bought crates of drinks and refreshments...Read their story >
RestaurantSamoaSalafai is a 52-year-old married woman with 6 children. She runs a small canteen in her community to earn a living. She has 3 years of experience with this business. Sa...Read their story >
CattlePakistanSakina is a 60-year-old married woman. She has been involved in a business of cattle purchase and sales, with the help of her son, for many years. Her business has provided...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesRicardo is 57 years old and lives in Tambulig, Molave, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. He is married with 3 adult aged children. He has a rice field and has had this busine...Read their story >
General StoreTimor-LesteSilvia is married and she has four children. She is applying for a loan of $1,500 from Tuba Rai Metin to improve her business. She has the business shop in her house. Silvi...Read their story >
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