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Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorReyna is married and currently lives with her three children ages 18, 16 and 10. She sells sweet corn tamales, a trade she learned from her mother since she was 10 years ol...Read their story >
PoultryEl SalvadorMelvin is the owner of a farm of laying hens. He established his business three years ago in order to have a source of income to cover his personal expenses and to help out...Read their story >
Clothing SalesUgandaEliab is a 43-year married man with five children; two attend school. Eliab used the previous loan to buy clothes to sell and building materials to construct his house...Read their story >
Clothing SalesLebanonLina is the featured borrower of Houeida 1 Group. She joined along with the other group members to acquire a loan from Kiva's field partner Al Majmoua, because they have al...Read their story >
Liquor Store / Off-LicenseUgandaSadress, a 36-year-old married mother of two living in Kasese, Uganda, sells wines and spirits. She earns additional income from a bar, a business she has had for seven yea...Read their story >
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