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FarmingArmeniaKarine lives with her husband and daughter in the village of Qaradzor. From a young age, Karine has been farming with her husband, who with their son works as a migrant wor...Read their story >
TransportationTajikistanSaid is 31 years old. He is a married, exemplary family man. His wife is a homemaker. She looks after the order at home and the children. Said has a big family, consisting ...Read their story >
Higher education costsJordanOrwa is a 22-year-old single man, one of 6 members in his family. He is a university student in his last year, majoring in Finance and Banking. Orwa is asking for a loan to...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanSaadabu is 51 and a widow. She has a high school education and has been working in animal husbandry since 2003. She has been able to develop her business and currently rece...Read their story >
TailoringLebanonFarah is a 40-year-old married mother of three children. She started tailoring from her house three years ago to help her husband cover the expenses of their family. Tod...Read their story >
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