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Clothing SalesBurkina FasoMarie is a fifty-six years old widow. She has sold “pagnes,” the local dress, for ten years. Her business does well thanks to her experience, her welcoming respect for her ...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportUgandaKenneth is a new client to UGAFODE Microfinance. He is married with two children, and one is attending school. Kenneth does a boda boda (motorcycle taxi) as his major sourc...Read their story >
DairyKenyaPeter is 55 years old, married and supports a family of 4 children. He has been in the farming business for the last 18 years, growing crops to sell and it has been profita...Read their story >
Clothing SalesKenyaMarcellah is 29-years-old, married to Vincent and she supports 3 children. She has been selling clothes for the last 2 years and the business earns her 3,000 KES per mo...Read their story >
Furniture MakingEl SalvadorExequias, age 37, lives in his own house with his wife and son. He has a carpentry workshop in which he makes and sells a variety of furniture. He has been in this business...Read their story >
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