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Home AppliancesNicaraguaMaria José is called "La Joven" (the young woman). She lives in the town of El Jicaral, a city where the majority of the population works to survive by offering their serv...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesEdgarson is 46 years old and lives in Molave, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. He is married with two adult-aged children. He is a farmer for 20 years. He requested a loan f...Read their story >
PoultryKenyaHello lenders, meet Davis. He is a 23-year-old smallholder farmer from Cheboin village in the South Rift region of Kenya. Despite being single with no kids, he still has a ...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesElizabeth is a 55-year-old member of Paglaum Multi Purpose Cooperative from Southern Looc, Plaridel, Misamis Occidental. She is married and has 7 children. and she industri...Read their story >
LivestockArmeniaThe sunny person in this picture is Lusine. She lives in the Zorakert village of Shirak Marz. She is 42 years old and has 19 years of experience as a teacher in the village...Read their story >
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