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RetailColombiaAmaury is single and lives in Sincelejo, a region known for farming and ranching. Amaury makes a living at a business that is unusual in Sincelejo: he sells cotton swabs ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMely is a 64-year-old married woman and a mother of seven children from Concepcion, Iloilo. She runs a small sari-sari or retail store business selling various goods and it...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaFlorence, shown in the picture, has been a farmer for 20 years and is now proud to represent her group of 8 farmers in Kakamega South District, Kenya for a group loan. She ...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesPhilippinesAs a married parent of five children, Marivic works hard to support her family. She has a fruit vending business in the Philippines, and also earns additional income fro...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaMerab's Group is formed by 14 farmers in Butere District and is represented by Merab, the group leader pictured above. She is 45 years old, is married and has 4 children. M...Read their story >
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