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FarmingKenyaHello lender, meet Abraham. Abraham is a 29-year-old agribusiness entrepreneur. He has been blessed with one child whom he holds dear. He comes from the North Rift region o...Read their story >
Food StallSamoaFuatino is a 39-year-old married woman with four children. She runs a small canteen in her community to earn a living. She has one year of experience with this business. Fu...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesPurita works hard to support her family. She is married and has a general store in the Philippines. She requested a 14,000 PHP loan through Negros Women for Tomorrow Fou...Read their story >
TaxiBoliviaMarcelino is married and has two school-age children, a boy and a girl. He lives in his own house, which has a living room, bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom. The house is m...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesMaliThe group BADEYA is composed of four married women, who average 48 years of age and six children each. The women live in nuclear families in the HEREMAKONO NORD district of...Read their story >
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