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CafeYemenMohammed is now 32 years old. He is a married man with two children, who lives in Taiz, Yemen. His oldest child is five years old and the youngest one is three years old. ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesPakistanRiaz is a 37-year-old active borrower of BRAC Pakistan. She is a mother of six children and her husband is a plumber by profession. He is only responsible to fulfill the ne...Read their story >
AgricultureNicaraguaHe is a friendly and hardworking native of Puerto Cabezas. He is 47 years old, married and has seven children, of which two are adults and independent, and five are school...Read their story >
SewingColombiaMaria, an older adult with three adult children, has a long track record in the market for third-party sewing. In the past approximately 30 years, she has acquired great ex...Read their story >
AgricultureUgandaJulius is a 49-year-old, hardworking, married man living in Kamwenge, Uganda. He deals in produce where he sells maize and coffee as his main source of income, though he ha...Read their story >
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