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FarmingSamoaEvite is a 34 year old married woman with 3 children. She runs a small farm selling produce to the members of her community and also to the members of the traveling public....Read their story >
Butcher ShopUgandaEdward is a 46-year-old hardworking married man living in Kamwenge, Uganda. He sells goat meat and that is where he gets his income. He also practices agriculture. He st...Read their story >
FarmingColombiaIt is not very common to see a woman as the owner and manager of a farm, especially when the only employee is her husband. Together the borrower and her husband have built...Read their story >
Food StallNicaraguaThe solidarity group is formed by three members with the desire to get ahead. The coordinator is Perla, who is 24 years old and married and has a 9-month-old son who is her...Read their story >
Clothing SalesBoliviaThe Luz de mi Vida Community Bank will begin its eighth loan cycle with Pro Mujer. It is part of the Collpani group. There are nine members in the group led by a board of d...Read their story >
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