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Soft DrinksUgandaRasmas is a married man operating a mini depot, rentals and farming in Kagadi, Uganda. Despite his hard work, he is challenged by competition and desires to grow his busine...Read their story >
TailoringPakistanZuhra is a 41-year-old active borrower of BRAC Pakistan, residing in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, with her spouse and four children. Her husband has been running his own tailoring...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanKulpotkan successfully repaid her last loan, using it as intended. She is grateful to the Kiva Fund and the investors, who had helped her with the financing. Today, Kulpotk...Read their story >
Food StallColombiaEdwin came to Medellin from Europe looking for better opportunities, and he was able to start his own fast food business thanks to the support of European nonprofit groups,...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPhilippinesTrinidad is juggling a business in doing her gardening activities. Not only that she is doing her hobby, she earns an income as well. At the age of 48 and married, she bus...Read their story >
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