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TaxiAzerbaijanRovshan is a taxi driver. He has been in this business for ten years. Rovshan is 35 years old. He is married and has three sons. One of these children is 11 years old...Read their story >
Grocery StorePeruLuz Marina belongs to the communal bank "Tres de Mayo de Porory." She continues to work in her grocery store. She is very thankful for the loan and promises to make all of ...Read their story >
CattleTajikistanMeet Khaitgul, a resident of the Jilikul district. She is 47 years old, married, with one son. In order to support the family, her husband and son are currently working i...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanMaripat is 58 years old. She is married and the mother of five children, the youngest of whom is 20 years old. Maripat has a secondary education, and now she is retired. Sh...Read their story >
BakeryLebanonKamile, a 53-year-old single Lebanese woman living with one sibling, is the main income source of the family. She and her brother cooperate to fulfill their life needs. ...Read their story >
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