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SewingColombiaYuly is a enterprising woman. She is 28 years old, married and a mother to two daughters of 4 and 3 years old. During her working life she has worked as a machine operat...Read their story >
DairyUgandaCharles is a 56-year-old married man with six children, living in Fort Portal Uganda. He is a dairy farmer, the business he does daily, and works seven hours every day. He ...Read their story >
BookstoreKenyaLinda is 34 years old. She is married with two children. She has had a stationery shop business for the last six years and earns a monthly income of KES 10,000.
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FarmingKenyaAugustine is 64 years old and has 8 children. He is a group leader and is representing his group formed by 7 farmers in Kakamega North District, Kenya. Augustine has be...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesNicaraguaWith the hope of increasing working capital and improving their income, for the fourth time the members of the group “Solidarios” are requesting financing from ADIM. They ...Read their story >
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