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CattleColombiaAgricultural work is one the most difficult jobs in this day and age due to the great effort that is required to prosper. Omar is a man who has never given up in spite of t...Read their story >
Renewable Energy ProductsTanzaniaMr. Jay is one of the full committed Tanzanians who are determined to change their lives. He owns a small business in his community where he sells various products mainly t...Read their story >
CattleUgandaKeneth is a 35-year-old hard-working married man with three children (aged 10, 6 and 5) living in Kamwenge, Uganda. His main business is cattle fattening alongside farming...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesAs a married parent of six children, Luningning works hard to support her family. She has a general store business in the Philippines. Luningning is borrowing 30,000 PH...Read their story >
Home Products SalesIraqSajad is a member of this group from Iraq. Sajad is 26 years old, married and has one child. Sajad has a small shop selling kitchen supplies and accessories like spoons...Read their story >
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