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Food StallBoliviaRebeca is 46 years old and divorced. She has an 11-year-old son and she makes her living selling traditional food. She is entrepreneurial, a good mother, active, reliable,...Read their story >
Home AppliancesYemenAhmed had applied for a first and a second loan from Kiva lenders to make some of the necessary improvements to his house. It was lacking many home appliances and the rest ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPhilippinesGrace engages in a food-vending business. She makes and sells 'taho' - a favorite Filipino delicacy and a street food sold by traveling vendors. She also sells 'balot' - a ...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesJulieta is a 50-year-old married woman and a mother of five children, from Iloilo, Philippines. She has been engaged in a fishing business for more than 20 years now. Fish...Read their story >
CattleUgandaWilbroad, who deals in cattle fattening, is married. He used his previous loan to buy more cattle for fattening. His main business is fattening cattle alongside farming, wh...Read their story >
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