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ServicesKenyaJane is a married woman. She has 4 children. She describes herself to be visionary and good minded. She operates a posho mill where she grinds maize. She has been involved ...Read their story >
TransportationMongoliaMr. Bayarsaikhan, 34 years old, lives with his wife and four children in Kherlen, the an easternmost town of Mongolia. He has been working as employee bus driver at a local...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesUgandaWilson is a member of Kabata Kweterana, where each member guarantees the other to get a loan. He lives in Fort Portal, Uganda. Wilson sells produce, mainly maize and beans....Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasHernán is married, is 36 years old, has three children and lives with his family in the city of Taulabe. He works growing coffee, which he has been doing for the past four...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesLore is 50 years old and married with two children. She earns a living by pig fattening in the Philippines. Lore is borrowing PHP 17,000 through NWTF to buy feed and vit...Read their story >
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