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PropertyUgandaMulibathi is 28, male, and married with 1 child and he also has 2 dependents living with him in Kasese Uganda. He operates a retail shop for 12 hours a day, and has been in...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMongoliaMr. Baatar is 42 years old and lives with his wife and two children in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. He is a railroad worker who maintains railroad tracks, and...Read their story >
DairyUgandaMishach is a 30-year-old married man with four children and two very old parents who depend on him. He deals in cattle fattening and milk trade as his major source of incom...Read their story >
FarmingNigeriaLa'azarus is a 37-year-old farmer from Rafin Tabo. As a Babban Gona member, La'azarus is excited about the opportunity to finally have access to credit, good markets and a...Read their story >
CerealsUgandaStephen is 24 years old, has two children, and lives in Kagadi, Uganda where he has been selling produce to earn a living since 2008, especially beans. He supplements his i...Read their story >
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