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FishingPhilippines40-year-old Lanie is a resident of Balasan, Iloilo. She is married and has four children. The oldest child is 18, while the youngest is 7. Lanie is engaged in a fishing...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesUgandaBen is 36 years old and lives in the town of Rukoki in the Fort Portal region of Uganda. He is married and has four children with two of them currently in school. For t...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPhilippinesMaribel works hard to support her family. Maribel is married and has a food vending business in the Philippines. Maribel requested a PHP 22,500 loan through NWTF to buy ...Read their story >
FarmingUgandaAnnah is a resident of Sanga, Kiruhura district, Uganda. She has four biological children and two other dependents, all in school. She started farming about five years ba...Read their story >
Higher education costsJordanAbdullah is a 21-year-old university student, majoring in Strength and Electric Machines. He is in his third year. He lives with his six family members in Irbid-Jordan. His...Read their story >
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