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General StoreEl SalvadorNorma is 32 years old and lives in her own house with her three children. For the past 9 years she has owned a small store located in her place of residence. She has many c...Read their story >
FishingEl SalvadorJuana is 49 years old and works with her life partner selling seafood in the local area. They have three children whom they love dearly. Juana took the decision to invest i...Read their story >
Veterinary SalesKenyaJohn is a Kiva borrower. He describes himself to be reliable and honest. For the past 8 years, John has operated a retail business where he sells veterinary products. His p...Read their story >
ServicesColombiaOlga is a lively and resilient woman. She is from a neighborhood that's very affected by poverty, inequality and social conflict, but with work and effort and without compl...Read their story >
FarmingLebanonAlya is a 58-year-old married woman living with her husband. She, in cooperation with her spouse, works untiringly to be able to ultimately satisfy their requirements.
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