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FarmingMaliThe ten members of the WEYETIE 8 group are married women and they are, on average, 31 years old with three children each. They all live in traditional families in Koromoro...Read their story >
Fish SellingEl SalvadorSantos is giving unconditional support to her partner to meet the basic needs of his family. She does this with the profits she generates from selling shellfish, which she ...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesKenyaAmina thanks all who supported her. Her business has grown. Here again she needs another loan to buy 8 sacks of charcoal because she is increasing her number of customers a...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorJosé, 28, studied to the 8th grade when he had to abandon his studies as his parents couldn't afford to pay for them, and he started to work together with his father to gro...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesAzerbaijanNijat is 29 years old and lives with his wife and three daughters in a tiny village. People here work in agriculture and commerce, and also raise livestock. Nijat earns a l...Read their story >
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