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AgricultureHondurasGladys is a hard working young woman who is 29 years old. She is a single mother of 2 children who live with her and help her with her work cultivating coffee. Gladys did...Read their story >
General StoreParaguayEsteban is from the city of Pilar. He is a businessman. He is married and has a daughter, and he comments that he has a shop where he sells basic necessities and other prod...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorSantos continues expanding her business. The loan that was given to her before helped her to stock the store with new items to offer to her customers and attract new ones. ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPeruLuis lives in the city of Chincha. He asked us to thank Kiva lenders for their support and says that he will use this loan to buy construction materials. He needs the mat...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanAitbubu is 41 years old, unmarried, and is raising her two children by herself. Aitbubu has a secondary education. As the main source of income for her family, Aitbubu prac...Read their story >
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