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AgricultureKenyaCecilia is 50 years old and has eight children. She has been a farmer for more than 30 years and is always said to be very hardworking. Even though she is the only we see i...Read their story >
ServicesIndonesiaGood day, lenders! Now it’s time for you to meet one of Ruma’s agents, Ade. Ade ives in Lebak, a regency located at Banten province, about 3 hour’s drive from Jakarta, the ...Read their story >
Food StallKenyaMwanasha is a married mother of six children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has no electricity but has piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are sc...Read their story >
TaxiGeorgiaLevan is 52 years old. He lives with his wife and his son in the Batumi district. Levan serves local people as a taxi driver, with his own car, and generates income. He dec...Read their story >
ServicesIndonesiaGood day, lenders! Now it’s time for you to meet one of Ruma’s agents, Ahmad. Ahmad lives in Majalengka, located in a regency in West Java, about 5 hours' drive from Jakart...Read their story >
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