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Farm SuppliesAlbaniaWith the previous loan, Kimet bought a little trailer for his tractor. Some months back he sold that because he needed a bigger one and this is where your financial help w...Read their story >
VehicleLebanonHanan is a 43-year-old married woman living with her husband and five children. She has worked as a private teacher since 2008. She chooses this profession because she feel...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaElphas is a 40-year-old proud father of 7 children. He is a group leader, often described as a very hardworking individual, and is representing his group of 10 farmers in K...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesValeriana is 63 years old and married with seven children. With one child in school, Valeriana works very hard to provide for them. Valeriana runs a general store in the...Read their story >
Home EnergyUnited StatesKwaku is a US Army Veteran, and a loving single father of four children. Kwaku works full time to provide for his children and to maintain his home in good conditions. Desp...Read their story >
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