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FarmingArmeniaLilit is a farmer from Lusaghbyur village in the Shirak region. She lives with her husband and their 7 and 5-year-old daughters. To be able to meet the needs of her family,...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesVietnamMrs. Thien was born in 1980. She is an ethnic Thai person. She currently lives with her husband and her two sons in Mai Son District of Son La Province. She joined in the p...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesUgandaTadeo used the previous loan to buy beans and maize, which he sold for good yields. He has continued with the same business of selling produce alongside growing food crops ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesKenyaMargaret is 32 years old, married and together with her spouse they have been blessed with one child. She sells clothes and has been in this business for 2 years. She w...Read their story >
Clothing SalesSierra LeoneThis is 41 year-old Alie S. He is married and has 4 children aged 18, 13, 7 and 5 years, all of whom attend school. He has 2 additional dependents to be fostered. In 2005...Read their story >
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