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LivestockMaliMoutian is 35 years old. He earns a living through farming and raising livestock. He is the man holding the ram by the horns in the photo. He is a married father to four ch...Read their story >Funding via Réseau de Micro-institutions de Croissance de Revenus (RMCR)
Fish SellingPhilippinesEdwena is a married woman with three children. She is a very hardworking entrepreneur. Edwena is 30 years old and has two children who are in school. Edwena has a fish vend...Read their story >Funding via Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation, Inc. (NWTF)
Clothing SalesIndiaSangita, the group leader of Junbai Group, lives with her family of 3 in Assam in the North - Eastern part of India. She runs a small clothing business at home. She realise...Read their story >Funding via Milaap
FarmingPhilippinesPablita has been a farmer for almost 30 years in Tugas, Tangub City, Misamis Occidental. She is 62 years old, and is a widow with two adult age children. Presently, she is ...Read their story >Funding via Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC)
Motorcycle TransportKenyaJohn is a married man. He operates a transport business where he transports customers using his motorcycle. He has been involved in this business for four years. His busine...Read their story >Funding via SMEP Microfinance Bank
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