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FarmingSamoaSaumaleula is 49 years old and unmarried with 2 children. She has a large plantation where she grows taro and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market. ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesBetty is 37 years old and married with five children. For the past twelve years she has worked hard running a sari sari, or small general store in the Philippines. She also...Read their story >
CattleVietnamMr. Thao works in agriculture, raising cattle. He is requesting a loan to purchase baby cattle to raise and sell in future. Thao is 49 years old and he is married with t...Read their story >
Animal SalesTajikistanOybibi is an elderly, 68-year-old woman. She is a widow. Oybibi gave birth to and raised five children. She spent 35 years working as a jurist, but now Oybibi is retired an...Read their story >
Clothing SalesUgandaPauline, pictured with a hand raised, is a member of a village bank where members guarantee each other for a loan. She is a mother of two, living in Kyenjojo, Uganda. P...Read their story >
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