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Clothing SalesHondurasMary is 60 years old, married and lives with her husband in the town of Choloma Cortes. She is engaged in the sale of used and new clothes. The business is 15 year sold....Read their story >
Grocery StoreNicaraguaCristian, 35 years old, is a single father of a young boy. Cristian is from Leon, which is located in the western part of the country. Cristian is hardworking, responsible,...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesKenyaFatuma appreciates the previous loan that helped her expand her business. Fatuma operates a grocery vegetables selling stall. She sells at the market to town dwellers an...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaHaykush is a farmer from Goravan village in the Ararat region. She lives with her husband, in laws, and two children. Haykush's son is a farmer and her daughter is school a...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesLourdes is 56 years old and lives in Guintomoyan, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is married with three children, who are now adult-age. For her means of living, Lourdes ...Read their story >
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