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“I found it incredibly difficult to raise funding because I was a woman”: Erica’s entrepreneurial journey drives her to support other women

Erica owns a successful yoga and wellness center in the Middle East, though she had trouble finding funding for her venture. Having seen firsthand the challenges women entrepreneurs face in developing countries, she now chooses to support them through Kiva loans.

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