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Charcoal SalesTanzaniaMariam, who is in her early 60s, is a widow with seven children, and all of them are grown-ups. She has been running two projects, selling charcoal and fabrics, for 11 yea...Read their story >
Food StallCongo (Dem. Rep.)Maroyi is a storekeeper, member of the village bank Jerico, client of the IMF Hekima, singled, 23 years-old, and the mother of 1 child who studies. She began her business w...Read their story >
SewingTajikistanIbodat is 41 years old. She is married and has children. Ibodat lives with her family in the town of Tursunzade. Her husband is a taxi driver. Her elder son is married. Her...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesYemenShaef received his first Kiva loan to purchase grocery items for his grocery store. He is very grateful for Kiva's lenders for their first loan which helped him in expandin...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesElvie, after learning about Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC) and hearing about all the benefits and financial services, never hesitated to become a member. She has ...Read their story >
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