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Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaHipolito is a hardworking man from Waspam. He is 34 years old and married with two school-age children. Three years ago, he began constructing his home from barrel wood wit...Read their story >
PoultryVietnamHiền works in agriculture, raising poultry. Hiền has been involved in this business for more than 10 years. The main hardship that Hiền faces in her business is the lack of...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe ten members of the group BENKADI 3 are married women who average 40 years of age and 4 children each. Most of them live in traditional families in KOUOROBARAGE, a villa...Read their story >
SewingColombiaDora, a very responsible and hardworking woman of 50 years of age, works in the world of dressmaking to third parties, a business that is very poorly paid, for which it is ...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesKenyaJanet operates a fruits and vegetables selling stall. She sells at the market to town dwellers and neighbors. She faces a challenge of competition and seasonality in her bu...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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