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RetailColombiaLibia, at 60 years of age, is a single mother of two. Due to the lack of employment opportunities, she has gone through a very difficult economic situation, since she does ...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanAidai is 29 and married with four children. In the search for a source of income for her family, she started working in agriculture and animal husbandry in 2004. Thanks to ...Read their story >
ServicesIndonesiaGood day, lenders! Now it’s time for you to meet one of Ruma's agents, Hawaisah. Hawaisah lives in Bogor, a suburban area located about an hour drive from Jakarta. She live...Read their story >
Home EnergyAzerbaijanRamiz is 51 years old. He is married and has two beautiful daughters and a son. He earns an income for his family by working as a labourer. In his free time, he works as a...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaThomas is 44 years old and has 5 children. He is a group leader and is representing his group formed by 11 farmers in Kakamega North District, Kenya. Thomas has been fa...Read their story >
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