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PigsPhilippinesNenita is 49 years old and married with seven children. Nenita is in the agricultural business, raising pigs in the Philippines. She requested an 18,000 PHP loan through...Read their story >
AgricultureKenyaKennedy lives in Kakamega. Kakamega County is located in Western Kenya and is famous for having the only tropical rainforest in the country. Most farmers in Kakamega grow m...Read their story >
Used ClothingZimbabweAbigirl is a 28-year-old mother of one from the Nkayi District of Zimbabwe. She is a member of Cama, a network of Camfed alumnae who strive to improve their communities by ...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorJosé is 41 years old and lives in his own house with his family. José makes a living growing corn and has now been working in farming for a number of years. This has given ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaJulio Alberto lives in the city of Ticuantepe. He works as an operator at a security company. He is married and he lives with his wife and children. Three children are sch...Read their story >
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