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FarmingKenyaBonface is 36 years old and has six children. He is a group leader and is representing his group formed by 11 farmers in Kakamega South District, Kenya. Bonface has bee...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaJoyce is a very hardworking and helpful woman. Everything she does is for her family's benefit and well being. She lives in a humble home in the town of Nyamira, along ...Read their story >
Beauty SalonPakistanRazia is a 35-year-old married woman. She has been in the beauty parlor business for many years. She offers many services to her customers, such as makeup, hair styling an...Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasCarlos lives in the community of Rio Arriba, Trojes to the east of Honduras and has worked in coffee production for 10 years. His farm is located in a coffee producing area...Read their story >
AgricultureCosta RicaÁlvaro is 61 years old. He is married and lives with his wife at present. With his loan, he hopes to buy fertilizers and fungicides and to pay workers for their assistance ...Read their story >
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