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Fish SellingPhilippinesElena, 62 years old, lives in Lao Sta. Cruz, Plaridel, Misamis Occidental, Mindanao; Philippines. She was gifted with 3 children. Elena is engaged in the fishing business: ...Read their story >
AgricultureNicaraguaJose Esteban is a small producer in Jinotega. He and his wife have two children. He works with a small area of coffee plants of 0.52 hectares, in which he has worked the pa...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesAzerbaijanQabil is a 53-year-old refugee. He is married and has two sons. The family lives in an IDP settlement and earns money from gardening. Qabil has been raising fruits (apples,...Read their story >
TailoringPakistanKomal is a 38-year-old married woman and the mother of three. She is a hardworking mother who is helping her family by providing tailoring services in her community. She h...Read their story >
Motorcycle RepairEl SalvadorDaniel is happy with the positive results he has seen following his previous loan; he used the loan to buy spare parts for motorcycles and bicycles, his business remained o...Read their story >
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