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TaxiPakistanInsa is a responsible mother of two daughters and two sons. She lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Her husband has been a taxi driver for the last five years. He is respo...Read their story >
RickshawPakistanZareena, is a forty-year-old married woman. She lives with her husband and four children in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. Her husband is providing transportation services t...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesKenyaKadzo is thankful for the help from Kiva and Yehu. The previous loan helped her to purchase cooking oil, sugar, baking powder and wheat flour for her business. She is again...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesUgandaAppollo used the previous loan to buy more computers to open an internet cafe. He has built a house and needs funds to finish it. As a hardworking man, he manages to loo...Read their story >
Clothing SalesGeorgiaMakvala is a 69-year-old pensioner woman, from the village Nazareni. She has a pensioner husband, a daughter, a son-in-law and 3 grandsons. The family is highly involved in...Read their story >
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