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Personal Housing ExpensesTajikistanDurdiniz is grateful for the support of her first loan: http://www.kiva.org/lend/621949. She hopes that she will be successful with her next loan. Her business is going wel...Read their story >
Barber ShopColombiaJhon is an enterprising young man of 20 years of age who works as a barber. Everything that can be seen in this photo, he bought it thanks to his savings. He learned the bu...Read their story >
PubUgandaMoses is 37 years old and lives in the town of Mbarara in the Mbarara region of Uganda. He is married and has 4 children, 3 of whom are currently in school. For the past 15...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorJuana, 61, lives in her own home together with her husband and their three nieces and nephews ages 1, 12 and 15. She is a hardworking woman who has known how to earn a livi...Read their story >
Beauty SalonSierra LeoneThis is 29-year-old M'balu. She is married and has no children. She has two dependents, who live with her as sales assistants. In 2007, M'balu established her synthetic...Read their story >
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