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Food Production/SalesDominican RepublicCarmen is one of the members of the group called La Fuente de Bendicion 1. She works selling food. She cooks it to sell daily for lunch to people working in her area. This ...Read their story >
Home Products SalesYemenThis group is called Shafeek and consists of four ladies who live in Sana'a, Yemen. They applied for a loan of 200,000 YER from AMB. Latifa is a 33–year-old widow woman ...Read their story >
RetailLiberiaFinda is 32 years old and lives in the West Point community which is a populated area in Montserrado County. She is living together with her spouse and two children: a 6 mo...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaMoses is a member of this group in the Lugari District. He is pictured here in a group of five One Acre Fund group leader farmers. The group leaders represent a total of 62...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaThea is a farmer who grows rice as her main source of income in the province of Kampong Cham. She is 37 years old and a widowed mother of two children. One is in school and...Read their story >
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