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FarmingKyrgyzstanZhamila is 50 years old, married and has four children. She has finished a technical college. As a main source of income for her family, since 1983 she has been doing farm...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaTheara is 32 years old and married with four children, three of whom are in school, while another one is too young for school. He lives in a rural village of the Moung Russ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesGuatemalaJeshua Group
One of the members is Ana Cristina, a resident of San Juan Sacatepéquez who works in the retail trade. Doña Ana Cristina says that she makes “ronro...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaStephen is 57 years old. He is married with four children. He has had a farming business for 12 years. He will be using the loan to purchase seeds and fertilizer and ho...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaWilson, who is 23 years old, has a degree in physical education. He earns a living each day by teaching physical education courses in a state-run high school in the municip...Read their story >
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