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Higher education costsKyrgyzstanDaniiar is a freshman in AUCA's Economics Department and this is his story: “In the summer of 2014, I applied for financial aid for AUCA and was told about Kiva. I was s...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaHello, lenders, meet Eddah. She is a 25-year-old, smallholder farmer from Kitale, in the Rift Valley region of Kenya. Eddah owns a half-acre farm. On the farm, she practice...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaPatrick is a 47-year-old proud father of 7 children. He is a group leader, often described as a very hardworking individual, and is representing his group of 9 farmers in B...Read their story >
JewelryPhilippinesNelly is from the city of Dipolog. She is 51 years old and is married. Nelly owns and operates a fancy jewelry business, operating a specialized retail store selling fancy ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMoris is 28 years old and lives in his own home with his mother and grandmother, who he supports as he can with the household expenses. He is a hard-working man who doesn't...Read their story >
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