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General StoreTimor-LesteJoaquina is applying for a loan of $800 to improve her business. She is married and she runs a business in her house which sells gasoline and diesel fuel. Joaquina makes a ...Read their story >
FarmingSamoaGaloiola is 35 years old and married with 4 children. She runs a small business of raising and selling pigs in her community and has been doing this for 5 years. Galoiola h...Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasYolanda is 36 years old and didn’t have the opportunity to study because her family didn’t have enough money to help her with her education. When she realized as a young gi...Read their story >
Clothing SalesNicaraguaPablo's from the city of Boaco. He's a merchant by trade and makes a living selling a variety of clothing. He's grateful to Kiva and MiCrédito because he was able to incr...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorGilmer, 22, is a hardworking young man. He was only able to study to fourth grade. Now he's married and his wife's a homemaker; they don't have children yet. Gilmer ha...Read their story >
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