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FarmingKenyaFidelis is a 36-year-old proud mother of five children. She is a group leader, often described as a very hardworking individual, and is representing her group of 13 farmers...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaRicardo, 25, graduated with an accounting degree and worked for a long time as a math and chemistry teacher in a school. He recently changed jobs to be a bilingual operato...Read their story >
AgricultureKenyaMerab is 32 years old and has 5 children. She has been a farmer for 14 years and is always said to be a very hardworking individual. Even though Merab is the only one featu...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesRose is grateful that she was granted a 35,000 PHP loan which she used to purchase various grocery items and products to sell in her general store. With her earnings, she i...Read their story >
Animal SalesTajikistanDilrabo is a married woman of the age of 38. She has four children. Dilrabo is a hardworking woman. She combines work and housework. Dilrabo works with breeding cattle ...Read their story >
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