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FoodKenyaAsha is a female Kiva borrower. She has five children. Asha describes herself to be faithful and God fearing. She operates a food stall where she cooks food to sell. Sh...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesKenyaVeronicah is a married woman with children all under her care. They own a house without electricity and running water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fe...Read their story >
CafeAzerbaijanVahid is 53 years old. 24 years ago, he decided to open a business so that he could support his family, which is comprised of his wife and five children. He works together ...Read their story >
FarmingIndiaManju, the featured member of Maa Santoshi Self Help Group, is a permanent resident of village Bhaludongri of Nuapada district of Odisha, India. She hails from a Schedule c...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorAngel is 24 years old and lives in his home with his mother. He is a day laborer and has been working on a farm for a long time, a job that has enabled him to support the h...Read their story >
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