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LivestockKyrgyzstanZhyldyzkan is 52 and married with one child. She has a specialist high school education and works in food services at the hospital. Since 1990 she has also been working in ...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanElmira is 45 years old, a widow, and she lives with her son and his family. She has a secondary education and she works as an orderly in a center for family medicine. She...Read their story >
AgricultureGeorgiaGela is 45 years old, married, and has four children. He is from Maghlaki. Gela is busy with a small scale agricultural business. He has requested loans from local financia...Read their story >
AgriculturePeruThe borrower is a member of the communal bank Pachacuteq de Yanatile, located in the district of Yanatile, province of Calca, department of Cusco. Nilda is 49 years old, si...Read their story >
AgricultureUgandaJoyce is a member of Kisenyi Kasojo, where members guarantee each other. She has 15 children and lives in Fort Portal. She deals in tea farming. She is faced with the chall...Read their story >
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