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Food Production/SalesPhilippinesLibrada is a hardworking entrepreneur who has a food vending business in the Philippines. She has been in this business for five years and earns more income from a general ...Read their story >
LivestockArmeniaSvetlana is a mother of four children (two girls and two sons). Together with her husband, she has been involved in cattle breeding for over 10 years. They own a big farm ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesTajikistanAdolat was born in the year of 1970. She is divorced and brings up five children. She is the only feeder and keeper of her children. Adolat worked in an organization some ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPhilippinesMarivel works hard to support her family. On November 8, 2013, her business and home were wiped out by super typhoon Haiyan. She has restarted her business and is now re...Read their story >
RetailPakistanIrfan is an active borrower of BRAC Pakistan. He lives in Wazirabad, Pakistan. He has two children and by profession he is a cotton merchant in the local market. Irfan is o...Read their story >
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