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Food MarketTogoA 31-year-old woman, Mrs. Akossiwa wants a first credit loan to buy general food products. She hopes to reinvest in the business and help her children with their studies. ...Read their story >
TaxiAzerbaijanQahraman is a 41-year-old married man and he has 2 kids. He works as a taxi driver, work that he's been doing for the past ten years. However, his salary from this business...Read their story >
Higher education costsTajikistanAkram is 22 and a third-year university student. He has dreamed since childhood of getting a good education and now his dream is coming to fruition. He lives with three gen...Read their story >
FarmingEl SalvadorElmer, who is 24 years old, studied until sixth grade. He has a partner, who takes care of the home, and a 5-year-old daughter, who still has not started school. Elmer has...Read their story >
AgricultureKenyaRose, pictured above, has been a farmer for 20 years, and is now proud to represent her group of 16 farmers in Kakamega South District. She is 42 years old, is married and ...Read their story >
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