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HealthKenya36-year-old Susan lives in Chepterit village in Vihiga, Kenya. She is an active member of the community involved in the Women's group credit and savings group and the buria...Read their story >
General StorePakistanSamina is 31 years old and married. She has been successfully running a small general store in her community for the past four years. She offers various goods for daily...Read their story >
HardwareTogoTo meet the needs of his family (one 4-year old child and a wife who is a reseller) Mister Dahouda started selling hardware store products. He gets his supplies at the whol...Read their story >
VehicleCambodiaSoeun (in the photo) is a 50-year-old garment worker and her husband is a farmer. She lives in a village about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. She has five children, in...Read their story >
Home AppliancesPeruRaphael is a 20 year old single man. He lives in the city of Pucallpa with his parents and siblings. He is very hard-working and enthusiastic. He has a great desire for ...Read their story >
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