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FarmingUgandaPauson is a 46-year-old, hardworking, married man living in Kamwenge, Uganda. He deals in farming alongside selling produce and also operating a retail shop to earn himself...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesKenyaEsther is a married woman who has 2 children. She describes herself as determined. She operates a retail business where she sells cereals and vegetables. She has been in...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorJose is 33 years old. He lives in his own house with his parents. He has been working as a bricklayer for ten years. With what he earns he is getting ahead. He wants...Read their story >
AgricultureKyrgyzstanOigulhon is 38 years old, married and a mother of 4 children. Oigulhon has a secondary education. To provide additional income for her family, she has been involved in anim...Read their story >
Grocery StoreLebanonKammoun is the featured borrower for Al Rihab 1 Group. She got along with her other group members to take this Al Majmoua loan because they have always been neighbors and f...Read their story >
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