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Motorcycle TransportKenyaIsaac is 33 years old from Nyandarua and is married. Isaac has a motorcycle transport business that he has been running for the past 3 years. He has applied for his first ...Read their story >
General StoreTimor-LesteA $1500 loan is being taken by Adriana to improve her business. She is married and she has four children. She has a kiosk where many people come to buy every day. She w...Read their story >
TaxiAzerbaijanRustam has been married for 27 years and so loves his wife. He has two children and both of them are married. The family is living in the Fuzuli region, but for more than 2...Read their story >
General StoreTanzaniaNoela is in her late thirties and has two children who are in school. She makes her family living operating a general store to sell rice, sugar, soft drinks, maize flour, ...Read their story >
PigsEl SalvadorFrancisco is 77 years old, and is a very friendly and helpful person. He grew up with his parents who made a living slaughtering pigs. Francisco helped with farm work and s...Read their story >
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