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ServicesKenyaJulius is a 34-year-old gentleman from Kisumu, married to Helen, who is also a business lady in the same town. They have two children, ages 6 and 12. He has rented out ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesEmily, a 35-year-old married woman with two children, both of whom are in school, is a very hardworking entrepreneur. She has operated a general store business in the Phili...Read their story >
CattleTajikistanThis is Mamlakat. She is 43 years old. She is a native of the Shahrituz District. In Shahrituz, the majority of the population practices cattle breeding. The reason why thi...Read their story >
RickshawPakistanRozeena is 38 years old active borrower of BRAC Pakistan. She is a mother of five children. Her husband is a vegetable hawker by profession and one of her son has been prov...Read their story >
Butcher ShopZimbabweGreetings from Zimbabwe! This is Edmore, the leader of the Shalom Group from Chipinge. He is 27 years old, and married with two children, ages 7 and 5. One is attending sc...Read their story >
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