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FarmingEl SalvadorJose is 68 years old and didn’t have the opportunity to go to school. He is married and has 10 children, none of whom live with him because the all have their own homes no...Read their story >
HardwareUgandaBetty is 34 years old and lives in the town of Nakaloke in the Mbale region of Uganda. She is married and has three children, one currently in school. For the past 10 years...Read their story >
FarmingKosovoFebzi is 33 years old and the father of two children. For more than seven years, he has been employed in agriculture by keeping a cow and working on the land, planting corn...Read their story >
TourismPeruour member Gilmar runs a travel agency where he works with both foreign and Peruvian people. He works from 8am until 6pm. He has worked in the business for a number of tear...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesGhanaGod's love is in its ninth loan cycle with ID-Ghana. This group consists of seven members and is led by Rebecca. The members of this group engage in different businesses su...Read their story >
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