Blog posts tagged with Kiva Field Partners

Mar 3, 2007
Kiva.org is proud to announce its first partnership in Bolivia, with IMPRO (Incubadora de Microempresas Productivas):

IMPRO is a non-for-profit organization that has been offering micro credit to the working poor in the cities of La Paz and El Alto in Bolivia since 1995. Our goal is to fight poverty by giving access to credit to small microbusiness owners that otherwise would not be able to access credit from the regular banking system due to lack of guaranties or collateral.

We also have a social impact on our clients' lives since our program "housing and habitat...

Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2007
We are excited to announce an additional Ugandan Field Partner, Share An Opportunity Micro Finance, operating out of Kampala:
Share An Opportunity Micro Finance Ltd (SAO) is a SACCO promoter and direct microfinance provider. It started microfinance operations in 1998 on a pilot basis in several districts. The aim was to learn from communities what their perceptions of the different approaches and methodologies in financial services existed. The lessons were encouraging and led to the official registration of SAO MFI (U) Ltd in 2002 as a promoter of branded SACCOs. It is supporting... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2007
Kiva.org is pleased to announce our newest Kenyan partner, Action Now Kenya:
Action Now Kenya is a local Non Governmental Organization formed and registered in 2001. The mission for ANK is to build capacity of street communities and those at risk by developing innovative interventions in Health, Education and Enterprise development, aimed at supporting sustainable livelihoods.

The objectives of ANK are:

1. To facilitate the establishment of Enterprise development activities in the areas of Micro-finance and entrepreneurship training.
2. Facilitating the... Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2007
Kiva.org has partnered with L'Institution de HOPE RDC, a member of the Hope International network in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

IMF HOPE Congo has been working in the Democratic Republic of Congo since 2004. During this time, the program has expanded from the capital city of Kinshasa to the cities of Kisangani and Lubumbashi. HOPE serves over 5,000 active clients in Congo. Following a destructive civil war and in a context of continuing political transition, IMF HOPE Congo is one of a few registered microfinance institutions. IMF HOPE Congo’s commitment to industry best... Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2007
Kiva.org is proud to announce its first partnership in Tajikstan, with Microloan Fund "MicroInvest" (MLF):
Microloan Fund "MicroInvest" is one of the leading non-banking financial institutions of Tajikistan. From the date of establishment in 2002, within the framework of the Fergana Valley Regional Microlending Project implemented by Representation of ACDI/VOCA in Tajikistan, MLF Microinvest has directed all efforts towards achievement of understanding, satisfaction of requirements, and expansion of mutually advantageous cooperation with the its clients. Small loans given by MLF... Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2007
We've received an exciting update from MIFEX on their evolving organization in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

MIFEX is in the final stages of transitioning to a Credit Union (savings and credit cooperative), which is a very important change for the organization and their clients. Ongoing, every MIFEX borrower will have the ability to hold savings in their accounts, and will be legally obligated to own some part of the Credit Union. This will serve as an additional source of capital for lending, and provides a very necessary service to MIFEX's clients.

We applaud MIFEX for their... Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2007

Kiva.org has announced its first partnership in Cameroon, with the microfinance institution GHAPE:

Overview: GHAPE is a registered non-governmental, not-for-profit and apolitical organization dedicated to poverty alleviation in Cameroon, West Africa. GHAPE believes poverty is one of the oldest diseases known to mankind, and that it is a "germ" caused by the vast greed of this world. Bernadette A. Ngoh founded GHAPE in...

Continue Reading >>
Jan 1, 2007
Kiva.org is pleased to announce our newest partner, SEED (Supporting Enterprises for Economic Development) in Kenya.

SEED Development Group is a unique microfinance organization that employs practical microfinance and microenterprise approaches to comprehensively address the needs of rural people. SEED is in the process of scaling up its operations from a community-based organization to a comprehensive one-stop microfinance services organization.

SEED projects combine microfinance with aspects of microenterprises to enable clients to achieve 70% growth within the first... Continue Reading >>
Jan 1, 2007
Kiva.org is excited to announce partnership with Rafode (Rural Agency for Development) in Kenya.


Rafode's mission is to provide opportunities to people in chronic poverty to transform their lives through income generating.
RAFODE was formed as an organization to provide alternative financial services to poor communities in Kenya. RAFODE aims to reach both people in business and those not yet in business by helping them to start income generating projects.

Our main challenge is reaching out to the poorest who do not have business and who are also illiterate.... Continue Reading >>
Jan 1, 2007
Kiva.org is proud to announce partnership with Normicro, in Azerbaijan.


Normicro's mission is to offer sustainable, demand-driven lending services aimed at enhancing the quality of life of internally displaced peoples (IDPs) and low-income people through promoting viable enterprises.

Normicro was established in 1998 in Baku city, the capital of Azerbaijan. Originally, Normicro was the Income Generating Project of the Norwegian Refugee Council (through the Norwegian Refugee Council IDP Revolving Fund). The main purpose of the project was to support IDPs from Nagorno... Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2006
Kiva.org is proud to announce our first Partner in Azerbaijan, Komak Credit Union.

Komak is a credit union established in 1999 among 20 union members. In the same year Komak opened 2 field offices, of which one is in Baku (Azerbaijan's capital) and the other in Fizuli (a rural region).



Since 1999, Komak has opened new branches in Absheron, Salyan and Khachmaz, established relations with the World Bank and the Danish Refugee Council, and disbursed hundreds of thousands of loans. Today, all branch offices are engaged full-time in providing... Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2006


PEMCI's mission is to build wealth and assets, encourage self-employment, increase incomes and restore market forces to benefit individuals and communities through affordable and sustainable microloans and related financial services. This would be achieved through: innovative ideas; diversified financial products; programs and services to individuals and communities especially low income entrepreneurs in the informal sector; networking with other development partners; teamwork and mobilization of resources and support nationally and worldwide.

Ultimately PEMCI strives... Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2006
Kiva.org is extremely pleased to announce a partnership with HOPE International, a global, faith-based, non-profit organization focused on poverty alleviation through microenterprise development. 
HOPE's vision is to enable sustainable economic development that results in significant and lasting change, temporal and eternal, in the lives of many people living in poverty. HOPE works in twelve countries: Afghanistan, China, the Dominican Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, South Asia, Uganda, and Ukraine. 

HOPE has... Continue Reading >>
Nov 11, 2006
Kiva.org today announced its third Kenyan Field Partner, Ebony Foundation. 
 
 
 
Ebony Foundation (Eb-F) is a micro finance institution providing financial services to peasant, small-scale farmers, small and micro Entrepreneurs in Kenya with a mission to improve rural livelihood by promoting income generation activities among the poor.

Eb-F provides its target communities with a range of products and services that include factoring/ payments for produce and services delivered to reputable...
Continue Reading >>
Nov 11, 2006
 
Kiva.org today announced its latest African Field Partner, Hluvuku (Hluvuku-Adsema Fundo de Credito Male yeru) in Mozambique.

Hluvuko's mission is to improve the socio-economic conditions of the population in the Matutuine district and contiguous areas, providing sustainable services to low income people, considering the viability of the initiatives.

The Matutuine district has a very low population density, of approx. 6.5 inhabitants per square kilometer, and was severely affected by the civil war. It also has a high...
Continue Reading >>
Nov 11, 2006
Kiva.org today announced a new partnership with K-MET (Kisumu Medical & Education Trust) in Kenya.

K-MET is a local non-Government Reproductive Health organization registered in 1995.
K-MET's aims and objectives are:

 

  • To improve access to quality healthcare services, particularly in the underserved areas.
  • To harness new and existing expertise, skills and resources to build institutions which will ensure availability of quality healthcare services for all.
  • To develop innovative outreach programs for...
Continue Reading >>
Nov 11, 2006
Kiva.org is incredibly excited to announce its partnership with Ariana Financial Services Group in Afghanistan.

AFSG was launched in May 2003 by Mercy Corps with a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The banking system in Afghanistan has been slow to establish itself since 2001, and remains heavily concentrated in Kabul and larger cities. Even if Afghans have access to a bank, most of them are too poor to qualify for conventional bank loans.

Ariana predominantly supports female entrepreneurs. Historically, Ariana... Continue Reading >>
Nov 11, 2006
Kiva.org has expanded into a second Eastern European country with a new partnership with Microinvest, in Moldova.

Microinvest was founded by The Soros Foundation and launched in April 2003 with the purpose to create and develop micro and small enterprises by providing advisory and financial services. Microinvest's services target primarily those entrepreneurial initiatives which carry potential for development, but cannot meet the requirements for the commercial banks' credits.

Kiva.org is pleased to be in partnership with Microinvest and continuing... Continue Reading >>
Nov 11, 2006
Kiva.org is excited to announce its first partnership in Nigeria, with LAPO (Lift Above Poverty Organization).

LAPO started its activities in 1987 and was formally incorporated as a nonprofit nongovernmental organization (NGO) in 1993. The specific objective of LAPO is to promote selfemployment through access to microfinance. LAPO's clients are among the poorest people in the urban and rural areas where it operates.

Grameen Foundation has been supporting LAPO since early 2003 in loans and grants to support branch expansion, on-lending to clients and MIS... Continue Reading >>
Oct 10, 2006
Kiva.org has partnered with a second microfinance institution in Bulgaria: Microfond, based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Microfond's mission is to support the entrepreneurs in Bulgaria, by providing alternative sources of financing for start-ups, small and medium business, which do not have access to bank system sources of capital. Microfond's clients are micro, small and middle-sized companies that meet difficulties in financing their business projects by the existing banks and other financial institutions.

Microfond EAD originates from the Microcredit Program of the... Continue Reading >>
Oct 10, 2006
Kiva.org is excited to announce a partnership with Microfund, continuing our expansion across the African continent.MICROFUND is a microfinance institution created on March 21, 1998 with the aim of facilitating credit operations and savings mobilization. Its principal challenges are to combat poverty in Togo, to increase the revenues of marginalized populations in cities and the country, and to research financial partners to provide institutional support and loan funds.

The mission of MICROFUND is to provide financial and technical assistance to the economically active poor... Continue Reading >>
Oct 10, 2006
Kiva.org is excited to announce our partnership with Kraban Support Foundation in Ghana:Kraban Support Foundation is a local development-oriented NGO with the aim of eradicating rural poverty through community education. The organization deeply shares a philosophy of commitment to help fight poverty by facilitating improved quality of human life in the communities we operate in in Ghana. Our mission is to develop innovative strategies and programs that enhance the capacity and productivity of vulnerable groups in our target deprived communities. Kraban Support Foundation's ultimate aim... Continue Reading >>
Oct 10, 2006
Today Kiva announces its second Mexican partnership, with Fundacion para la Vivienda Progresiva (Foundation for Progressive Housing). 

FVP is a non-profit organization which works in partnership with CHF International, a non-profit whose mission is to be a catalyst for long-lasting positive change in low- and moderate-income communities around the world, helping them to improve their social, economic and environmental conditions. In 1996 CHF initiated a home improvement loan pilot project in Ciudad Juarez to assist workers and...
Continue Reading >>
Aug 8, 2006
Kiva.org is excited to announce our newest Field Partner, ADMIC (Asesoria Dinamica a Microempresas), operating in Mexico.



ADMIC was established in 1980 in Monterrey, Mexico, by a group of business visionaries.

ADMIC's mission is to fight poverty and unemployment in the informal economy by promoting the growth of micro-businesses. Close to ninety percent of this program's beneficiaries are low-income women who are part of solidarity groups, a lending method that allows members to cross-guarantee one...
Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2006
We are delighted to announce our newest partner, Women's Initiative to Eradicate Poverty (WITEP), operating in Uganda. 

WITEP is a non-government, community-based organization formed to alleviate poverty and improve the standard of living for the poor women of Uganda. Their objective is to mobilize and sensitize people in grassroots projects, focusing in food production and food security. Advocating for programmes that encourage the emancipation of women and youth, they provide for exchange of professional ideas and skills acquisition on social, political, and economic... Continue Reading >>

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Blog posts tagged with Kiva Field Partners

Mar 3, 2007
Kiva.org is proud to announce its first partnership in Bolivia, with IMPRO (Incubadora de Microempresas Productivas):

IMPRO is a non-for-profit organization that has been offering micro credit to the working poor in the cities of La Paz and El Alto in Bolivia since 1995. Our goal is to fight poverty by giving access to credit to small microbusiness owners that otherwise would not be able to access credit from the regular banking system due to lack of guaranties or collateral.

We also have a social impact on our clients' lives since our program "housing and habitat...

Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2007
We are excited to announce an additional Ugandan Field Partner, Share An Opportunity Micro Finance, operating out of Kampala:
Share An Opportunity Micro Finance Ltd (SAO) is a SACCO promoter and direct microfinance provider. It started microfinance operations in 1998 on a pilot basis in several districts. The aim was to learn from communities what their perceptions of the different approaches and methodologies in financial services existed. The lessons were encouraging and led to the official registration of SAO MFI (U) Ltd in 2002 as a promoter of branded SACCOs. It is supporting... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2007
Kiva.org is pleased to announce our newest Kenyan partner, Action Now Kenya:
Action Now Kenya is a local Non Governmental Organization formed and registered in 2001. The mission for ANK is to build capacity of street communities and those at risk by developing innovative interventions in Health, Education and Enterprise development, aimed at supporting sustainable livelihoods.

The objectives of ANK are:

1. To facilitate the establishment of Enterprise development activities in the areas of Micro-finance and entrepreneurship training.
2. Facilitating the... Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2007
Kiva.org has partnered with L'Institution de HOPE RDC, a member of the Hope International network in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

IMF HOPE Congo has been working in the Democratic Republic of Congo since 2004. During this time, the program has expanded from the capital city of Kinshasa to the cities of Kisangani and Lubumbashi. HOPE serves over 5,000 active clients in Congo. Following a destructive civil war and in a context of continuing political transition, IMF HOPE Congo is one of a few registered microfinance institutions. IMF HOPE Congo’s commitment to industry best... Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2007
Kiva.org is proud to announce its first partnership in Tajikstan, with Microloan Fund "MicroInvest" (MLF):
Microloan Fund "MicroInvest" is one of the leading non-banking financial institutions of Tajikistan. From the date of establishment in 2002, within the framework of the Fergana Valley Regional Microlending Project implemented by Representation of ACDI/VOCA in Tajikistan, MLF Microinvest has directed all efforts towards achievement of understanding, satisfaction of requirements, and expansion of mutually advantageous cooperation with the its clients. Small loans given by MLF... Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2007
By Fiona Ramsey
We've received an exciting update from MIFEX on their evolving organization in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

MIFEX is in the final stages of transitioning to a Credit Union (savings and credit cooperative), which is a very important change for the organization and their clients. Ongoing, every MIFEX borrower will have the ability to hold savings in their accounts, and will be legally obligated to own some part of the Credit Union. This will serve as an additional source of capital for lending, and provides a very necessary service to MIFEX's clients.

We applaud MIFEX for their... Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2007

Kiva.org has announced its first partnership in Cameroon, with the microfinance institution GHAPE:

Overview: GHAPE is a registered non-governmental, not-for-profit and apolitical organization dedicated to poverty alleviation in Cameroon, West Africa. GHAPE believes poverty is one of the oldest diseases known to mankind, and that it is a "germ" caused by the vast greed of this world. Bernadette A. Ngoh founded GHAPE in...

Continue Reading >>
Jan 1, 2007
Kiva.org is pleased to announce our newest partner, SEED (Supporting Enterprises for Economic Development) in Kenya.

SEED Development Group is a unique microfinance organization that employs practical microfinance and microenterprise approaches to comprehensively address the needs of rural people. SEED is in the process of scaling up its operations from a community-based organization to a comprehensive one-stop microfinance services organization.

SEED projects combine microfinance with aspects of microenterprises to enable clients to achieve 70% growth within the first... Continue Reading >>
Jan 1, 2007
Kiva.org is excited to announce partnership with Rafode (Rural Agency for Development) in Kenya.


Rafode's mission is to provide opportunities to people in chronic poverty to transform their lives through income generating.
RAFODE was formed as an organization to provide alternative financial services to poor communities in Kenya. RAFODE aims to reach both people in business and those not yet in business by helping them to start income generating projects.

Our main challenge is reaching out to the poorest who do not have business and who are also illiterate.... Continue Reading >>
Jan 1, 2007
Kiva.org is proud to announce partnership with Normicro, in Azerbaijan.


Normicro's mission is to offer sustainable, demand-driven lending services aimed at enhancing the quality of life of internally displaced peoples (IDPs) and low-income people through promoting viable enterprises.

Normicro was established in 1998 in Baku city, the capital of Azerbaijan. Originally, Normicro was the Income Generating Project of the Norwegian Refugee Council (through the Norwegian Refugee Council IDP Revolving Fund). The main purpose of the project was to support IDPs from Nagorno... Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2006
Kiva.org is proud to announce our first Partner in Azerbaijan, Komak Credit Union.

Komak is a credit union established in 1999 among 20 union members. In the same year Komak opened 2 field offices, of which one is in Baku (Azerbaijan's capital) and the other in Fizuli (a rural region).



Since 1999, Komak has opened new branches in Absheron, Salyan and Khachmaz, established relations with the World Bank and the Danish Refugee Council, and disbursed hundreds of thousands of loans. Today, all branch offices are engaged full-time in providing... Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2006


PEMCI's mission is to build wealth and assets, encourage self-employment, increase incomes and restore market forces to benefit individuals and communities through affordable and sustainable microloans and related financial services. This would be achieved through: innovative ideas; diversified financial products; programs and services to individuals and communities especially low income entrepreneurs in the informal sector; networking with other development partners; teamwork and mobilization of resources and support nationally and worldwide.

Ultimately PEMCI strives... Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2006
Kiva.org is extremely pleased to announce a partnership with HOPE International, a global, faith-based, non-profit organization focused on poverty alleviation through microenterprise development. 
HOPE's vision is to enable sustainable economic development that results in significant and lasting change, temporal and eternal, in the lives of many people living in poverty. HOPE works in twelve countries: Afghanistan, China, the Dominican Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, South Asia, Uganda, and Ukraine. 

HOPE has... Continue Reading >>
Nov 11, 2006
Kiva.org today announced its third Kenyan Field Partner, Ebony Foundation. 
 
 
 
Ebony Foundation (Eb-F) is a micro finance institution providing financial services to peasant, small-scale farmers, small and micro Entrepreneurs in Kenya with a mission to improve rural livelihood by promoting income generation activities among the poor.

Eb-F provides its target communities with a range of products and services that include factoring/ payments for produce and services delivered to reputable...
Continue Reading >>
Nov 11, 2006
 
Kiva.org today announced its latest African Field Partner, Hluvuku (Hluvuku-Adsema Fundo de Credito Male yeru) in Mozambique.

Hluvuko's mission is to improve the socio-economic conditions of the population in the Matutuine district and contiguous areas, providing sustainable services to low income people, considering the viability of the initiatives.

The Matutuine district has a very low population density, of approx. 6.5 inhabitants per square kilometer, and was severely affected by the civil war. It also has a high...
Continue Reading >>
Nov 11, 2006
Kiva.org today announced a new partnership with K-MET (Kisumu Medical & Education Trust) in Kenya.

K-MET is a local non-Government Reproductive Health organization registered in 1995.
K-MET's aims and objectives are:

 

  • To improve access to quality healthcare services, particularly in the underserved areas.
  • To harness new and existing expertise, skills and resources to build institutions which will ensure availability of quality healthcare services for all.
  • To develop innovative outreach programs for...
Continue Reading >>
Nov 11, 2006
Kiva.org is incredibly excited to announce its partnership with Ariana Financial Services Group in Afghanistan.

AFSG was launched in May 2003 by Mercy Corps with a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The banking system in Afghanistan has been slow to establish itself since 2001, and remains heavily concentrated in Kabul and larger cities. Even if Afghans have access to a bank, most of them are too poor to qualify for conventional bank loans.

Ariana predominantly supports female entrepreneurs. Historically, Ariana... Continue Reading >>
Nov 11, 2006
Kiva.org has expanded into a second Eastern European country with a new partnership with Microinvest, in Moldova.

Microinvest was founded by The Soros Foundation and launched in April 2003 with the purpose to create and develop micro and small enterprises by providing advisory and financial services. Microinvest's services target primarily those entrepreneurial initiatives which carry potential for development, but cannot meet the requirements for the commercial banks' credits.

Kiva.org is pleased to be in partnership with Microinvest and continuing... Continue Reading >>
Nov 11, 2006
Kiva.org is excited to announce its first partnership in Nigeria, with LAPO (Lift Above Poverty Organization).

LAPO started its activities in 1987 and was formally incorporated as a nonprofit nongovernmental organization (NGO) in 1993. The specific objective of LAPO is to promote selfemployment through access to microfinance. LAPO's clients are among the poorest people in the urban and rural areas where it operates.

Grameen Foundation has been supporting LAPO since early 2003 in loans and grants to support branch expansion, on-lending to clients and MIS... Continue Reading >>
Oct 10, 2006
Kiva.org has partnered with a second microfinance institution in Bulgaria: Microfond, based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Microfond's mission is to support the entrepreneurs in Bulgaria, by providing alternative sources of financing for start-ups, small and medium business, which do not have access to bank system sources of capital. Microfond's clients are micro, small and middle-sized companies that meet difficulties in financing their business projects by the existing banks and other financial institutions.

Microfond EAD originates from the Microcredit Program of the... Continue Reading >>
Oct 10, 2006
Kiva.org is excited to announce a partnership with Microfund, continuing our expansion across the African continent.MICROFUND is a microfinance institution created on March 21, 1998 with the aim of facilitating credit operations and savings mobilization. Its principal challenges are to combat poverty in Togo, to increase the revenues of marginalized populations in cities and the country, and to research financial partners to provide institutional support and loan funds.

The mission of MICROFUND is to provide financial and technical assistance to the economically active poor... Continue Reading >>
Oct 10, 2006
Kiva.org is excited to announce our partnership with Kraban Support Foundation in Ghana:Kraban Support Foundation is a local development-oriented NGO with the aim of eradicating rural poverty through community education. The organization deeply shares a philosophy of commitment to help fight poverty by facilitating improved quality of human life in the communities we operate in in Ghana. Our mission is to develop innovative strategies and programs that enhance the capacity and productivity of vulnerable groups in our target deprived communities. Kraban Support Foundation's ultimate aim... Continue Reading >>
Oct 10, 2006
Today Kiva announces its second Mexican partnership, with Fundacion para la Vivienda Progresiva (Foundation for Progressive Housing). 

FVP is a non-profit organization which works in partnership with CHF International, a non-profit whose mission is to be a catalyst for long-lasting positive change in low- and moderate-income communities around the world, helping them to improve their social, economic and environmental conditions. In 1996 CHF initiated a home improvement loan pilot project in Ciudad Juarez to assist workers and...
Continue Reading >>
Aug 8, 2006
Kiva.org is excited to announce our newest Field Partner, ADMIC (Asesoria Dinamica a Microempresas), operating in Mexico.



ADMIC was established in 1980 in Monterrey, Mexico, by a group of business visionaries.

ADMIC's mission is to fight poverty and unemployment in the informal economy by promoting the growth of micro-businesses. Close to ninety percent of this program's beneficiaries are low-income women who are part of solidarity groups, a lending method that allows members to cross-guarantee one...
Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2006
We are delighted to announce our newest partner, Women's Initiative to Eradicate Poverty (WITEP), operating in Uganda. 

WITEP is a non-government, community-based organization formed to alleviate poverty and improve the standard of living for the poor women of Uganda. Their objective is to mobilize and sensitize people in grassroots projects, focusing in food production and food security. Advocating for programmes that encourage the emancipation of women and youth, they provide for exchange of professional ideas and skills acquisition on social, political, and economic... Continue Reading >>

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