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RetailSierra LeoneThis is 34-year-old Adama. She is married to a pharmacist and has two children, aged 9 and 5 years old. She has no additional dependents. In 1982, Adama established her use...Read their story >
FarmingKosovoFebzi is 33 years old and the father of two children. For more than seven years, he has been employed in agriculture by keeping a cow and working on the land, planting corn...Read their story >
PhotographyIndiaTrinath-A is a Joint Liability Group formed in the year 2014 by five active women entrepreneurs from Titilagarh town in the Bolangir district in Odisha, India to take a loa...Read their story >
HardwareGuatemalaMiguel is a hardworking person of 43 years old, married, he has three sons, they live in the Suchitepéquez department. His main job is selling construction materials and...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesKyrgyzstanNazgul is 30 years old, married and has 3 children. Nazgul has a higher education and is an accountant. She graduated from a university, got married and became involved in ...Read their story >
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