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FarmingCambodiaSaren is aged 47 years and is a mother of two children. She and her husband make a living through growing rice and working for others for a fee, which they have been doing ...Read their story >
ClothingColombiaFanny, with her great will and desire to get ahead, decided to begin a business selling clothing and accessories. She tries to sell her merchandise to cover her expenses. ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesTimor-LesteJoao lives in Dili. He started building his house but was not able to finish it off due to a lack of money.
He is now applying for a loan of $1,500.00 to buy cem...Read their story >
Beauty SalonUgandaSarah is 32 years old and lives in the town of Lukaya in the Masaka region of Uganda. She has 3 children with 1 of them currently in school. For the past 21 years, Sarah ha...Read their story >
Grocery StoreUgandaEdward is 37 years old and lives in the town of Makindye in the Kampala region of Uganda. He is married and has three children who are all currently in school. For the past...Read their story >
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