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Fruits & VegetablesZimbabweYenziwe is a 20-year-old businesswoman from the Nkayi District in Zimbabwe. She lives with her parents, who do not work. She is a Camfed Learner Guide volunteer who works h...Read their story >
UtilitiesBoliviaThe communal bank "DESPERTAR" ("Awaken") will begin its twenty-third cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Focal Center of Santiago II. The group is comprised of 8 members, and...Read their story >
RetailKenyaJames is a male Kiva borrower. He describes himself to be ambitious. He operates a retail business where he sells wood carvings. He has been involved in this business for s...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesTanzaniaElizabeth, who is in her early 30s is married with three children, two of whom go to school and one is still small. She has been running a business of selling fruits and ve...Read their story >
PigsEl SalvadorMario, 36 years old, is married and has 2 children studying in the community school. Mario makes his living in agriculture, which he learned from his parents. It has now ...Read their story >
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