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Clothing SalesTajikistanInobat lives in Isfar with her two children who are 20 and 18 years old. She is divorced and is the sole provider for her children. Raising children without a husband is to...Read their story >
FlowersGuatemalaIn Chichicastenango, Guatemala, 8 women come together requesting their first loan from Kiva. The group holds the mutual objective to fortify and amplify their business to p...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesGaudencia is 61 years old and widowed with one child. Gaudencia works very hard to provide for them. Gaudencia runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PH...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesTimor-LesteBerta has one idea for requesting a loan of $1000 from Tuba Rai Metin because Berta has plans to repair her house. She wants to buy materials to repair her house but her mo...Read their story >
Higher education costsPalestineHassan is a 20-years-old single young man from Dier El Balah city. His father is an employee in the public sector where he gets a low and unstable income. This income is ba...Read their story >
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