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General StoreKenyaJapheth is a Kiva borrower. He describes himself to be honest. He operates an M-pesa business and a retail shop where he sells sugar, flour and other items. He has been inv...Read their story >
TailoringPakistanRiffat is a 28 year old woman, who lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, with her 2 children. Her husband has been working in the public sector organization for many years. He is...Read their story >
FarmingNigeriaYusuf is a Babban Gona maize farmer from Maidawa Village. Yusuf joined Babban Gona to expand his farm and grow his agricultural business. Through Babban Gona’s input loan, ...Read their story >
Butcher ShopPakistanNoshaba is a 45-year-old woman, residing in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. She is an active borrower of BRAC Pakistan. She is a mother of five daughters and three sons, and her husb...Read their story >
PharmacyEl SalvadorSalvador is 49 years old and lives in his own home with his wife and daughter. He has worked selling popular medicine for 30 years. His business is located in his home an...Read their story >
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