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FarmingKenyaRobert, at 23 years old, is a charismatic, active and attentive man. Being a father has been his main motive for fighting tirelessly day to day, seeking alternatives to ear...Read their story >
General StoreKenyaPurity is a married woman. She has one child. She describes herself to be cooperative and honest. She operates a retail shop where she sells drinks, bread, sugar, snacks an...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaMaxwell wants a loan to buy sugar, soap, salt and cooking oil. He lives in the town of Masindi, Uganda. His retail shop business is located along the shores of Lake Albert...Read their story >
Higher education costsJordanIsmael is a 21-year-old, self-dependent young man. He lives in Irbid, Jordan with his family which consists of seven members. He is a university student majoring in Bu...Read their story >
FarmingAzerbaijanKonul is 32 years old. She is married and has a son. Her husband earns for the family, working as a laborer. The main source of income for family is the raising of seasonal...Read their story >
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