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General StoreEl SalvadorRaquel is 34 years old, and she has studied up to the 9th grade. She is a single mother, and she has two children whom she cares for with much love every day, in order to r...Read their story >
PoultryKenyaHello world, meet Susan. She is a mother of four who has been farming for a living for the past nine years. She comes from Kitale, Kenya. She earns income by selling milk a...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPhilippinesTomasita is a hardworking entrepreneur who has a food-vending business in the Philippines. She is borrowing PHP 25,000 through NWTF to purchase ingredients like vegetab...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorIrma, age 60, lives in her own house with her husband, who works as a bricklayer, her daughter, and two grandchildren. She has had a store at her house for several years. ...Read their story >
LivestockKosovoMuharrem is 47 years old, married, and lives in a minority community. He works as a butcher and is also engaged in agricultural business and in transporting goods for other...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like SonomaLass, combat poverty daily by making small loans to borrowers around the world. We believe in fair access to affordable capital for people to improve their own lives.
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