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General StoreEl SalvadorJulia is 43 years old and lives at home with her husband. She has owned a small shop located in her home for 8 years. She has many customers because her prices are good and...Read their story >
ServicesIndonesiaGood day, lenders! Now it’s time for you to meet one of Ruma’s agents, Adi. Adi lives in Sukabumi, a city located at the foot of Mount Gede in West Java, about 80 km (50 mi...Read their story >
TaxiSamoaTului is a 55-year-old woman who is married, with five children. To earn an income, she has a small taxi business. She has two years' experience with this business. Tul...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaElimina is the leader of her group of 12 farmers in Kakamega North District. She is married and a proud mother of 4 children. Elimina joined One Acre Fund this season, but ...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanShaiyrbek is 29 years old and married. He started his own business by selling young bulls, then he began selling raspberries from his own garden at the local market. In a...Read their story >
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