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AgricultureCambodiaSovannary, a farmer living in Bovel district of Battambang province, is 49 years old. She lives with three dependent children, two of whom are studying in high school. To s...Read their story >
Food StallPhilippinesMeredeth is 45 years old and married with four children. Two of her children are in school. She is a very hard working entrepreneur. Meredeth has a food stall business ...Read their story >
ConstructionColombiaA polishing machine and a ceramic cutter: these hand tools are the reasons for Jony's request for a loan. In the photo, he can be seen in his work environment, constructing...Read their story >
CattleUgandaDavid is a 27-year-old married man living in Fort Portal Uganda. He sells cattle and is also a farmer. He faces challenges of improper pastures and water for his animal...Read their story >
Grocery StoreIndiaSanamati, the woman standing left in the photo, 25, lives with her husband and daughter in a small village in Koraput district, Odisha. Her husband is a daily wage worker a...Read their story >
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