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RetailPakistanBushra is a 39-year-old lady; she is married and passing her life with her three children and spouse in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. She is receiving a loan for her hus...Read their story >
AgricultureKyrgyzstanRysbubu is 61 years old, married and a mother of 3 children. She has a secondary education. Rysbubu is currently retired and involved in farming and animal husbandry. Her f...Read their story >
CattleArmeniaSo young and already a very prosperous farmer, this man lives in Tsovagyugh village of Gegharkunik region. His name is Artur and he lives with his father, who is a very fam...Read their story >
Vehicle RepairsColombiaNabonazar is working successfully in his business: a workshop for mechanical repairs, metalwork and tires. He is well-recognized in his neighborhood for his excellent work ...Read their story >
Food MarketBurundiCalinie is part of the group Giriyuja Muyira and lives in Bujumbura. She is 47 years old and married to Venant, a teacher. Together, they have five children, aged 6 to 20...Read their story >
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