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FarmingKenyaIrene's Group is formed by 14 farmers in Kakamega South District and is being represented by Irene, who is the group leader pictured above. She is 25 years old, is married ...Read their story >
General StorePakistanRabia is a 42-year-old married woman and a mother of four. She is motivated to provide her family with good quality food and clothes, and good health. Rabia has been su...Read their story >
TaxiKenyaJoseph is a 27-year-old hardworking married man, who adds additional income to support his family. His wife and him are blessed with two children. Joseph has been a taxi d...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorAna is 28 years old, studied up to high school, is married and her husband is a fruit and vegetable merchant. She has 4 children, one in 2nd grade, and one in kindergarte...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPhilippinesLabao works hard to support her family. She is married and has a buy-and-sell frozen foods business in the Philippines. She has requested a PHP 15,000 loan through NWTF to ...Read their story >
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