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Motorcycle RepairLebanonMahmoud is a 29-year-old single man who has worked for fifteen years repairing motorcycles to help in covering the needs and expenses of his poor family. Mahmoud is an ...Read their story >
RestaurantKenyaKennedy is a 50-year-old man married to Angeline, who adds additional income to support their family. They are blessed with two children. Kennedy has been operating a ...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesRodney is a fisherman from Iloilo, Philippines. He has been in the fishing business for more than five years now. This is the source of his income. Fishing is a lucrative b...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesKenyaMwero is a married man. He has four children. He operates a retail business where he sells cosmetics, earrings, perfumes and other items. He has been involved in this busin...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanGulkhan repaid her previous loan, having used it for the intended purpose. She is grateful to Kiva and everyone who helped her with the financing. Gulkhan currently has 4 c...Read their story >
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