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LivestockEl SalvadorJosé is 55 years old and has a sixth-grade education. He is married; his wife is a farmer. The couple has no children. José would really like to do better in life. When ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesAs a married mother of four children, Lilia works hard to support her family. She has a general store business in the Philippines and earns additional income from her ca...Read their story >
Renewable Energy ProductsKenyaDaisy is a new sales agent for iSmart Kenya, an organization with a mission to create jobs for youth and women in slums. She has completed iSmart's sales and marketing trai...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaPeninnah is 36 years old and has six children. She is a group leader and is representing her group formed by 11 farmers in Webuye District, Kenya. Peninnah has been far...Read their story >
Clothing SalesKenyaJaffer is a Kiva borrower. She has three children. She describes herself to be intelligent.
She operates a retail business where she sells clothes. She has been...Read their story >
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