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Electronics SalesKenyaTimothy is a 38 year old married man. He has 4 children with ages ranging from 3 years to 4 years. He describes himself to be determined. He operates a retail business wher...Read their story >
CattleUgandaChristopher is 36 years old, married, and has six children. He owns cattle in Kyenjojo, Uganda. He started with capital saved from his boda boda (motorcycle) transport busi...Read their story >
Food MarketNicaraguaJuan, age 64, is single and doesn’t have dependent children. He comes from Leon, a place located in the western part of the country. He is known for being hardworking and...Read their story >
Cloth & Dressmaking SuppliesPakistanShehla is a 47-year-old married woman. She deals in the business of selling cloth in her locality. She buys cloths of different fabrics in various colors and designs from t...Read their story >
Grocery StoreSenegalSOPE MAME RAWANE is a group promoting women. It is composed of ten persons, and they all live in the same district. They meet for the monthly tontines, and they work selli...Read their story >
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