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AgricultureKyrgyzstanDzharkyn is 54 years old, married and a mother of 5 children. She started her own business in fattening up livestock in 2007. Today, she has 6 cows on her farm. Also, Dzhar...Read their story >
TransportationKenyaPeter is a married man. He has 2 children. He describes himself to be reliable. He operates a transport business where he transports customers using his motorcycle. He has ...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaChuka, located in the central Region of Kenya, is a famous rain fed area. Despite the area having no drought, crop failure is a common occurrence. Poverty is a permanent co...Read their story >
Plastics SalesMaliSouleymane was born December 1981 in Kadiana, part of the Circle of Kolondieba, one of the prefectures in the third administrative region of Mali. Mr. Souleymane is 34 y...Read their story >
Wedding ExpensesTajikistanMahmudjon, age 28, is a hardworking, cheerful young man. He is not married yet. For a living, he renovates houses and apartments and decorates them with various designs a...Read their story >
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