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FarmingKyrgyzstanBurmakan has successfully repaid her loan and she is grateful to Kiva and to everyone who supported her. Currently Burmakan owns a cow, 10 sheep and grows watermelons on 1 ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorBartola is 60 years old and lives in a house that she owns with her five granddaughters. Bartola makes a living selling tamales and “pupusas” (a thick corn tortilla stuffed...Read their story >
RetailPhilippinesCarolina hails from the town of Mcarthur, Leyte, where she owns and operates a sari-sari (or variety) store. She sells basic commodities including biscuits, sugar, noodles,...Read their story >
Grocery StoreGuatemalaOne of the members of this group from San Martin is Maria Josefa. She owns a grocery store and sells basic needs products. She is fulfilling her dream thanks to Fape and ...Read their story >
CerealsBurundiLéonidas is a member of the Abahizi II Group and lives in Bujumbura. He is 27 years old and married to Marie, a retailer. Together they have three children aged between t...Read their story >
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