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FishingPhilippinesMary Ann is a 38-year-old married woman and a resident of Carles, Iloilo. She has four children, ages 3-16. She has been in the business of fishing for 16 years now. Her hu...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanGulnar is 50, married, and has a son. She earns her living as a crop and livestock farmer, and has done so since 1999. Thanks to her persistent efforts, her monthly incom...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPeruAna lives with her family in Ica. She is an enterprising young woman who very much wants to get ahead in the world. She has always loved animals and is now studying to be...Read their story >
WeavingIndiaLenchonghoi group consist of fifteen women striving for their own economic betterment. The name of the group “Lenchonghoi” is a word that comes from the “Thadou” tribe folk...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaMiriam is a sociable woman and a fighter, and is married. She has lived in a For 19 years lives in a wooden dairy farm with 6 people. She is requesting a loan to change the...Read their story >
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