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General StorePakistanAzra has successfully built her general store business with the support of Kashf Foundation and Kiva. She has attained a good number of customers and makes a good amount of...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaChristopher is the group leader of his group in Webuye District, and he is representing fourteen farmers, including himself. He is married and a proud father of four childr...Read their story >
Clothing SalesPakistanRozi is 38-year-old woman. She lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, with her three sons and one daughter. Her children are doing studies. Her husband has been running his own bus...Read their story >
RestaurantPhilippinesLucila is managing her eatery business in Ozamiz. She mastered the business when she and her husband were in the early years of their marriage. She has been doing well supp...Read their story >
AgriculturePhilippinesRaquel earns a living by providing p.o. (purchase orders) to the locals in her place.These can be used to purchase items in grocery and department stores respectively. ...Read their story >
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