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FarmingTajikistanA hardworking woman from a rural area needs financial support. Bashorat was born in 1962. She is married and has a child, and is a well-educated person. She also has busi...Read their story >
RetailNicaraguaSantos Estela is a businesswoman who lives in the city of Condega, some 35km north of Esteli. She has lived there for over 30 years. Santos Estela is a single woman who is ...Read their story >
Animal SalesIndiaSavita could not attend school due to her financial constraints. She is illiterate, but dreams of providing a good education to her three daughters who are in seventh, fift...Read their story >
General StorePakistanZainab is 31 years old, married and has been running a small general store in her community for many years. She offers a variety of grocery items at a reasonable price and...Read their story >
TailoringKenyaStanley, 36 years old, is from Nyahururu. He is married to Lillian and they are blessed with two children who are 1 and 7 years old. He has been running his tailoring bu...Read their story >
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