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FarmingGhanaEmmanuel is a member of 1-Acre Farm Group. He is 65 this year and happily married with eight children. His youngest is 17 years old and is the only one attending school. ...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe ten members of the Djekafo 111 group are married woman of an average age of 32 with four children. They all live in polygamous families in Gama, one of the villages in ...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesPeruEdisson is 20 years old and single. He lives in Ica with his family. He is a person with a great desire to get ahead. In his free time he likes to watch movies, and he s...Read their story >
Home AppliancesYemenThis group is called Al-Kahraba. It consists of four women from Mokala, Yemen. They applied for a loan of 200,000 YER from AMB. Sabah is a 42-year-old married woman, liv...Read their story >
General StorePeruNeptali is 61 years old, a widower, and lives in his own house with his father-in-law and granddaughter, a close and friendly family. He lives in an urban zone of Cayalti a...Read their story >
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