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LivestockArmeniaAnush lives in Kapan, Armenia, with her husband, son, and mother-in-law. Her son is twenty-two years old and her mother-in-law is retired. Anush is a private-sector acc...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMongoliaMr. Ganbaatar, 25 years old, lives with his wife and daughter in Darkhan, the second largest city in Mongolia. He has been working as a plumber at a power station since 201...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaRoman is 28 years old and he lives in the village of Vazashen in Tavush region. Roman is not married and he lives with his parents and brother. His brother does constructio...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanJyldyz is 39 years old, married and raising 3 children together with her husband. Jyldyz has a secondary education. To provide the primary income for her family, Jyldyz is...Read their story >
Clothing SalesSenegalThis group was created on May 14th, 2010, and groups together members who live in the same area. Néné, the featured borrower, is divorced and the mother of a girl. She is 5...Read their story >
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