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BakeryEcuadorOn San Eduardo street on the way to Santa Ana, in the city of Portoviejo, known as the City of the Royal Tamarinds since the colonial era, the 16 de Julio credit group meet...Read their story >
Food MarketBoliviaThe “ROMPE CORAZONES” [Heartbreakers] communal association will stary its fourth cycle in Pro Mujer as a part of the Santiago II center. It is made up of eight members and ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorDoña Ruth Noemi works making pupusas (corn tortillas stuffed with cheese and beans, cheese and pork rinds, or cheese and loroco (an edible flower), etc.) accompanied by a p...Read their story >
Beauty SalonLebanonLama is the featured borrower of Al Rawad Group. She got together with the other group members to acquire a loan from Kiva's field partner, Al Majmoua Lebanese Association ...Read their story >
AgricultureKenyaAlex is 26 years old and married with 8 children. He earns his income through the sale of crops and profits from his small business in his community. He grows coffee, maiz...Read their story >
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