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FarmingHondurasDoña María Antonia is 33 years old, and she is married with 4 young children who attend school in the community. She completed her primary school education—something that s...Read their story >
Grocery StoreTanzaniaJosephina, who was born in the late 1950's, is married and has got five children. One of her children is in college and the rest finished schooling. She has been managing h...Read their story >
Fish SellingKenyaAlfred is a 37-year-old male and is married with five children (ages 3,5, 7, 9, and 12), whom he supports. This is his second loan of 40,000 KES. He was introduced to Visio...Read their story >
AgricultureArmeniaYeghnik is from Margara village of the Armavir region. He is a constructor by profession and works as a seasonal migrant worker in a neighboring country. During the months ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaSandra is mother to three children and her main priority is that they finish their education. She is a primary school teacher. She also has the economic support of her husb...Read their story >
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