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RickshawPalestineMohammad is a 21-year-old single man from Dier El balah city. He lives with his family in a simple house. Mohammad works in transferring goods for the local traders, us...Read their story >
DairyKenyaSimeon is 61 years old and is blessed with six children. He has been operating as a small scale farmer for the last 35 years and the business earns him 13,000 KES per month...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMexicoThis is the third credit Maricela is requesting to build her house. Prior credits where used to do work on the exterior of the house. This new credit Maricela is asking is ...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesAs a married mother of two children, Marivic works hard to support her family. She has a dried fish vending business in the Philippines, and also earns additional income...Read their story >
FarmingPeruAbel is 24 years old, he is married and lives with his wife and their son in the Querocotillo district, which is located in the Cutervo province, Cajamarca region, in the n...Read their story >
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