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LivestockEl SalvadorJeovanni, 27 years old, is married. His wife is 22 years old and they have shared the joy of experiencing the birth of their 3-month-old daughter. The couple lives in their...Read their story >
CerealsGhanaMeri is an active woman, 45 years old, from Nyohini, an area of Tamale, the Northern Regional capital city in Ghana. She is married and has four children. She is the first ...Read their story >
CerealsKenyaMargret is a female Kiva borrower who describes herself as committed. She operates a retail business where she sells cereals. She has been involved in this business in ...Read their story >
Grocery StoreHondurasMariely is 32 years old and lives in a common-law marriage. She has three children with her partner. She lives in the municipality of Nueva Frontera, Santa Bárbara. She has...Read their story >
FarmingUgandaBaala is a hardworking man with two children living in Fort Portal, Uganda. He deals in transport and commercial farming, a business he started with the hope of earning a l...Read their story >
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