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FarmingSamoaFiloi is 45 years old and divorced with seven children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market. She...Read their story >
RestaurantUgandaGrace is a repeat client in Ugafode Microfinance Limited, having taken previously a loan of UGX 500,000. She is a married woman, age 40 years, and owns a restaurant in a bi...Read their story >
AgricultureArmeniaAnahit is 52 years old and she lives with her husband and son in the village of Ddmashen in the Gegharkunik region. Anahit works at the hospital as a sanitarian. Her h...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesNicaraguaAida is a very hardworking woman. She is 49 years old. She has never stopped working to support her household. She worked for many years in a pig butchery, but then she ...Read their story >
CerealsTanzaniaLucyana, who is in her mid-50s, is a widow with 3 sons who are all still at school. She has been selling cereals for 3 years now. She works from 7:30am to 6:00pm daily and ...Read their story >
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