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FarmingRwandaGerardine is 45 years old. She is married with four children aged between 13 and 21, and they all go to school. She is a farmer and she has been producing rice for 28 y...Read their story >
Motorcycle RepairColombiaMayner is a 23-year old young man who learned the job when he was a boy. His father taught him to repair motorcycles and thanks to that he started to love this profession. ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesYemenOm Mosa is a group which consists of five hardworking women from Sana'a city, Yemen. They have requested a group loan of 210,000 YER from AMB and will hold each other accou...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaGiovanna still has her business selling cosmetics and pastries, which she makes and sells at home. Her children are still studying successfully thanks to the unconditional ...Read their story >
Land RentalEl SalvadorMaria, 56, has no education and her husband does not work because he is in very bad health. Her two children are married and independent. She has worked for ten years i...Read their story >
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