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RetailKenyaVictor is a 24-year-old single man. He describes himself as confident. He operates a retail business to sell wheat flour, drinking water and other items. He has been in...Read their story >
RetailSenegalAnd Diappo Group is made up of 10 members who are advancing in trade. [The featured borrower] is 56 years old, is the eldest in the group, and is acting as president. Her n...Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasNorma de Jesús is an entrepreneurial woman with hopes of getting ahead. At 48-years-old, she shares her home with her husband. Three of her four children live at home and g...Read their story >
AgricultureGeorgiaTamar is a 65-year-old married woman from a small village in the Lanchkhuti district. Tamar lives with her husband and daughter. The family has a small plot of land where n...Read their story >
Used ClothingGhanaThese women are part of Biakoye Group and have an average age of 48 years and three children at home. They all live in traditional extended families in Teshie, Ghana. These...Read their story >
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