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General StoreEl SalvadorLucía, 30, is a single mother who lives with her son. She has had a small store at home for four years and has many customers because she is kind to them and because of her...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPhilippinesAnita is married and is known in the neighborhood area as a hard-working mother. She receives a monthly pension from her retirement. She became a member of PMPC and is acti...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesElizabeth, 39 years old, is married and has seven children, five of them currently in school. She is a very hardworking entrepreneur. For the past 8 years, Elizabeth has op...Read their story >
DairyKyrgyzstanZinaida paid off her last loan ahead of time after using it as intended. She's very grateful to Kiva and everyone who contributed to her loan. Zinaida currently has three...Read their story >
Home AppliancesYemenThis group is called Al-Wahda*. It consists of four women from Sana'a, Yemen. They applied for a loan of 180,000 YER from AMB. Kheria is the leader of the group. She is ...Read their story >
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