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TailoringPakistanShaheen is a 42-year-old woman who lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan with her 3 children. Her husband has been working in a public sector organization for many years; her husba...Read their story >
General StoreVietnamMrs Tình has a retail business selling cakes, sweets, sugar and milk. She is requesting a loan to purchase more items to resell. Tình is 38 years old and she is married ...Read their story >
Spare PartsPhilippinesCarol is a married woman who works hard to support her family by selling spare parts and lubricants. Carol has been in this business for 1 year. Carol requests 13,000 P...Read their story >
Beauty SalonJordanRaeda, 32, is a married woman without children. Her husband works as a taxi driver with low wages. Raeda started her own business to help her husband provide household inco...Read their story >
CattleEl SalvadorJosé is grateful to the Kiva lenders and Padecomsmcrecrito for the given support with the previous loan. His business has kept alive and has provided him with the needed in...Read their story >
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