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CerealsKenyaSilper is 42 years old. She is married to Peter and together they have been blessed with five children, ages 9, 12, 13, 16, and 22. She is in the cereals business, a bus...Read their story >
Home AppliancesYemenThis group is called Al-Mehdar 2. It is comprised of four women from Sana'a, Yemen. They are hardworking and enterprising women. They applied for a loan of 170,000 YER from...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesTo have additional income, Robert has been engaged in a hog-raising business within his community. He is 48 years old and has four school-aged children. Due to the high cos...Read their story >
CerealsUgandaSulaiman is a married man with nine children, living in Kyenjojo, Uganda. He is a hardworking man who deals in the buying and selling of maize, groundnuts, millet, and bean...Read their story >
RetailAzerbaijanTovuz is 29 years old. She is married with a daughter, who will go to her first class in September. She is living in Fuzuli region-Dilagarda village, with husband and daugh...Read their story >
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