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Souvenir SalesEcuadorMarco is a young Ecuadorian. He was born in Tanicuchí, a rural area of the city of Latacunga in the province of Cotopaxi. He lives in his parents' house in a rural district...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaThomas is aged 40 years, married to Janeth and he supports four children. He has been a farmer for the last 3 years and the business earns him KES 10,000 per month. He h...Read their story >
RetailRwandaTheodor aged 28 years, he is not yet married. He owns a shop and he has been in a business for the past 10 years. While his wife is a business woman. With the loan, he woul...Read their story >
RetailGeorgiaIamze is 50 years old, and lives alone in Batumi, Georgia. Iamze is unemployed and decided to open a shop and requested a loan. The Start Up program, which is a joint ini...Read their story >
FarmingPakistanSafdar is standing in the middle by raising his hand in this picture. He is 32, married with 5 family members, and he is a resident of village Allah Ditta, Tehsil Noshehra ...Read their story >
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