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FarmingUgandaLydia is a member of the group who lives with her husband, son and daughter in the city outskirts. Her family’s main occupation is farming and their income is just enough t...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesAlberta is a woman with seven children. She is a very hard-working entrepreneur. Alberta is 49 years old and has one child in school. Alberta has a fish-vending business...Read their story >
General StoreParaguayThe Kuna Guapa committee is on its sixth loan cycle. It was formed in the city of Santaní, a growing rural area with difficult access, far away from the country's capital. ...Read their story >
RetailGeorgiaIamze is 50 years old, and lives alone in Batumi, Georgia. Iamze is unemployed and decided to open a shop and requested a loan. The Start Up program, which is a joint ini...Read their story >
LivestockArmeniaVardanush is from Gugarq village. She lives with her husband and two little children. Vardanush and her husband's only occupation is farming. They keep livestock (two cows,...Read their story >
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