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CerealsKenyaMargdaline is a 46-year-old woman married to Stephen who adds additional income to support their family. They are blessed with two children. Margdaline has been operating a...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorSamuel is 34-years-old, married, and has two daughters who are 10 and 4 years old. His family didn't have sufficient resources to give him the opportunity to study. His p...Read their story >
FishingYemenAli is a 39-year-old father of three children, living with his family in a poor area in Moklal city, Yemen. He is an educated man with a university education. Due to high r...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaNyongesa is 66-years-old and is often referred to as a really hardworking individual. As a group leader, he is representing his group in Webuye District, formed by 11 farme...Read their story >
BricksUgandaCharles used the previous loan to buy firewood for baking bricks. He has continued with the same business of making bricks, alongside running a saloon, in order to boost hi...Read their story >
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