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FarmingNicaraguaJuan has prospered in a large part thanks to the support of Kiva and Afodenic over the past seven years. He has grown dragon fruit, pineapple, and citrus fruits such as ora...Read their story >
Higher education costsLebanonRighad is a 24-year-old single man, the sole earner of his family, with three other members to take care of. A hard-working man, Righad learned to be an electrician from hi...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportUgandaRashid, a married man with two children, is age 30 years and living in Fort Portal, Uganda. His business is motorcycle riding alongside farming to supplement his income...Read their story >
Beauty SalonNicaraguaErcidelia is a young, friendly, happy woman. She is 27 years old and is the single mother of two children, ages 7 and 5, who are in the third year of primary school and the...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaYowasi is a 60-year-old, married man with thirteen children living in Bundibugyo, Uganda. He has a retail shop where he sells general merchandise, besides his cocoa garden ...Read their story >
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