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Beauty SalonKenyaPatricia appreciates her previous Kiva loan that improved her living standards. She is requesting a loan of ksh.100,000 to purchase braids, weaves, hair chemicals, hair ...Read their story >
Fish SellingBoliviaCarlos is married and has one son. Carlos lives in the Isla Suriqui community. He lives in his mother and father-in-laws’ brick and cement house. Carlos is a fisherm...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportPeruOswaldo is 48 years old. He lives with his wife in the family home in the small village of Caserio Popan Vajo, in the province of Chiclayo, in the Lambayeque region, north ...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesOlivia raises pigs to make a living. Having done it for many years, she has helped her husband's income from farming to sustain the needs of her family. She is hoping to ea...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesFelipina is a married resident of Plaridel, Misamis Occidental who believes in hard work and determination. She joined Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative, having faith in t...Read their story >
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