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Food MarketSierra LeoneThis is 32 year-old Memunatu. She is married, and has two children aged 12 and 6 years. In 2008, Memunatu established her grocery shop selling Peak milk, sugar, sardines,...Read their story >
RetailColombiaElda is a woman of 38 whom life has put to the test with a really difficult challenge, which is to maintain and raise her family, since she is a single mother with two chil...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaMarcela comes from a very hardworking, enterprising family. She inherited these abilities directly from her parents, and today she would like to put them to use in her life...Read their story >
AgriculturePeruThe members belong to the communal bank “AMANECER DE LIMONTA”. This bank is located in the district of Quillabamba, belonging to the province of La Convencion and departmen...Read their story >
Animal SalesTajikistanSadullo is a happy and hardworking 40-year-old man. He is married and has 4 children. He came to Arvand for the first time after learning about an opportunity to obtain fin...Read their story >
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