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FarmingKenyaThirty-six-year-old Ann does not boast of a university degree or even a certificate from an agricultural institute, but she is an accomplished farmer from the Chuka area of...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesRebecca is 40 years old and married with three children. With one child currently in school, Rebecca works very hard to provide for them. Rebecca runs a direct selling o...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesHarlene works hard to support her family. Harlene is married and has a fish vending business in the Philippines. She has been in this business for five years now. Ha...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesMaurita is 49 years old and married with eight children. She earns a living by pig fattening in the Philippines. She is borrowing PHP 12,000 through NWTF to buy additional ...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportKenyaMohammed is a married man. He has four children. He describes himself to be honest. He operates a transport business where he transports customers using a motorcycle. He ha...Read their story >
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