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Animal SalesEcuadorMaría is a friendly and gentle member who forms part of the Pauteñitas village bank. She is in her third loan. This group is formed by friends who live in the surrounding a...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaJeyson opened his store selling groceries and deli foods a year ago as he was seeking an opportunity to get on in life. He lives in the municipality of Sabaneta and from th...Read their story >
Fuel/FirewoodSierra LeoneThis is 35-year-old Santigie. He is married and has two children whom are aged ten and six. In 1995, Santigie established his fuel business. He began his business because h...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaKampong Cham province is the residential area of Len and her family, consisting of eight children. Her family relies mostly on their paid working jobs at a brick kiln site....Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe seven member of the group KEREHOU 3 are married women, who average 34 years of age and three children each. The women live in traditional families in DIAFOUGALA, a vill...Read their story >
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