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AgricultureRwandaEzechiel is 50 years old. He is married to a farmer and they have ten children. He would like to use his Kiva loan to support labor costs and buy fertilizers during maize p...Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasMaría Irma, 49, is a homemaker and farmer. She is married and has two children, one of whom is still a minor and is attending a local school. Her parents, though they had f...Read their story >
Food MarketTajikistanZulfiya is a young woman, 35 years old. She is divorced and has four children. Zulfiya lives in Spitamen. She is very fond of her native region and values the local populac...Read their story >
Fish SellingEl SalvadorMaria, at age 55, continues to work hard to earn her daily bread. She is a single mother and lives with her children, ages 15, 16, and 12. She has been buying and selling...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaThis group is a Nuru International group of six farmers called Kemera and is based within Kuria West District. The members of the group came together in order to grow socia...Read their story >
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