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Personal Housing ExpensesUgandaJulius owns a depot of beverages and soft drinks. He is 33 years old and still strongly married, with three children. He lives in Kasese, Uganda. He also earns a salary, si...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorMarcos is 57 years old. He lives in his own house with his wife. He makes a living growing corn and beans, something he has been doing for 10 years. When his harvest is rea...Read their story >
SewingColombiaMaria has worked as a seamstress for approximately 15 years. Thanks to this work she has been able to contribute, together with her husband, to the payment of the expenses ...Read their story >
Animal SalesPakistanSamina has successfully built her business purchasing and selling cattle with the support of Kashf Foundation and Kiva. Over time, she attained a good number of customers a...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesHelen is 39 years old, married and had three children. Two are in high school and her youngest child is in an elementary grade. She wanted to sustain her children's need fo...Read their story >
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