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RetailPeruThese are the members of the “Virgen del Carmen” community bank, located in Cusco, in Cusco province, Cusco department. Maribel is a member of this group. She continues ...Read their story >
FarmingAzerbaijanZumrut is 46 years old, married with two kids. Zumrut has been growing vegetables for 12 years, which is how she earns an income. Her business helps her family meet their ...Read their story >
Grocery StoreUgandaSukaiman is 30 years old and lives in the town of Nakaloke in the Mbale region of Uganda. He is married and has one child. For the past three years, Sukaiman has been worki...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesEmelita is 41 years old and married with two children. Emelita works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 13,0...Read their story >
AgricultureNicaraguaJairo has been working in agriculture for four years. He mainly grows rice and vegetables. He is in a common-law marriage, and he has a little four year old son. He lear...Read their story >
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