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DairyKenyaJames is 62 years old, married to Joyce, and blessed with six children. He has been rearing poultry for the last 25 years and earns a monthly income of KES 10,000 from the ...Read their story >
Food MarketTajikistanUktam is 39 years old. He is a husband and father. He has two school-aged sons. Uktam is a very active person. He is involved in agriculture. In all his work, his wife help...Read their story >
Home AppliancesPalestineAhmad is a 32-year-old married man from Jabalia. He lives with his wife and kids in a small, simple house. Ahmad works as an employee in the public sector where he gets a l...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesNicaraguaThanks to the loans from Mi Crédito, María has more than five years’ experience selling cosmetics and personal hygiene products. She is very grateful as her last loan allow...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorKildare is 43 years old and lives in his own home with his wife. He earns a living breeding dairy cattle and buying heifers to fatten up in the pastures which is an activit...Read their story >
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