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Fuel/FirewoodKenyaAsha is a married woman who lives with her husband and five children. She owns a house that has electricity but no piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and s...Read their story >
DairyKenyaGeorge is 66 years old and married to Juliana. They have been blessed with six children. He is a large scale sugarcane farmer as well as a dairy farmer. He will use the ...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesPeruAdelaida, 48, is in a common law marriage. She has one son and lives with her family in the Oyotún district. This is a rural area located in the Chiclayo province, Lambay...Read their story >
FarmingRwandaAngelique is 39 years old. She is married with four children who are aged between three and fourteen years. Two of them go to school. She is a farmer and she has been growi...Read their story >
FarmingIndiaThe group Omm SHG-E has two members who are from the same neighborhood. The lady standing left in the photo is Rukmini. She is the featured borrower of the group. Rukmi...Read their story >
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