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PoultryVietnamÉn works in agriculture, raising poultry. She has been involved in this business for more than 10 years. She is requesting a loan to purchase more baby poultry to raise and...Read their story >
RetailEl SalvadorEfraín, 36, lives in his own home with his two children and his wife, who has a store in their home. For the last 5 years Efraín has sold basic grains, especially corn. He ...Read their story >
RetailKenyaRehema has been operating a retail shop business, selling household consumables like wheat flour, rice, and cooking oil. She cites seasonality as her major challenge in the...Read their story >
Electrical GoodsZimbabwePerpetua is the chairperson of the group Kutsungirira, which is a Shona word for perseverance. The group is based in Highfield, one of the oldest high density suburbs in Ha...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesSamoaOrepa is 65 years old and married. She has12 children. She has a small vegetable garden where she grows cabbages and tomatoes that she can sell in her community or at the ...Read their story >
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