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AgricultureEl Salvador29-year-old Rudy studied in school until the ninth grade. He lives with his partner who works doing household chores and occasional trading of vegetables, fruits and other ...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaThis group consists of seven group leader farmers in Chwele District, with Ngobola selected as the Kiva representative. Ngobola has volunteered to be the Kiva group represe...Read their story >
ConstructionLebanonKassem is a 30-year-old married father of one child. He has been painting houses for the past nine years. In 2007, Kassem established his own business and it is going well,...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesMarilou works hard to support her family. She is married, and she has a fish-vending business in the Philippines. She has been in this business for 16 years.
Mar...Read their story >
ServicesPalestineHussein is a 31 year-old married man from Deir al Balah city. He lives with his wife in a small simple house. For the past four years, Hussein has been working in his servi...Read their story >
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