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Animal SalesPakistanParveen is a 48-year-old married woman. She deals in a business selling animals. She buys animals (baby goats & calves) at low prices, raises them and then sells them out ...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanMairamgul is 45 years old and she is married with two children, one of whom is in school and one who is not yet of school age. Mairamgul has a high school education and sh...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorKarla, age 34, lives in her own house with her mother and her son. She has an eatery and a business selling ‘pupusas’ [stuffed tortillas]. Her business is located close t...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaGood day, lenders! Now it’s time for you to meet one of Ruma’s agents, Beben. Beben lives in Depok, south of Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia, about a 1-2 hour drive ...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorJosé lives with his wife and children. They are all dependent on him and he doesn't have any other financial support. He works in agriculture, growing corn, beans, sorghum,...Read their story >
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