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General StoreIndiaNasimbanu, 29, is the leader of this group of borrowers from Dahod district in India’s western border state of Gujarat. She is pictured standing in the centre of the above ...Read their story >
AgricultureKenyaPictured above is Nicodemus who, as a group leader, is representing his group formed by nine farmers in Kakamega South District, Kenya. He is married and is a father to fou...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaPictured above is Benedict, who, as a group leader, is representing his group formed by 7 farmers in Kakamega South District, Kenya. He is married, a father to 4 children a...Read their story >
AgricultureKenyaAgnes, pictured above, has five children and is always described as a very reliable person, which is why she was selected to become the group leader of her group. Agnes is ...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanSantalat is 50 years old, widowed, and the mother of 3. Santalat's work in agriculture, which began in 1995, serves as her family's primary source of income. She has 4 co...Read their story >
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