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Fruits & VegetablesPakistanSumera is age 32. She is living with her five children and husband in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. Her husband has been selling vegetables for many years; he uses a four-w...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaJane is 32 years old, married and blessed with three children. She has been practicing farming for the last 12 years and it has been profitable. She will be using the loan ...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportKenyaJoseph is 53 years old, married, and blessed with four children. He has a motorcycle transport business. Joseph will be using this loan to buy spare parts to repair and ser...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanNurgul, 40, is married and has three children. She has a high school diploma. She has been cultivating land for 19 years and now owns four cows, ten sheep and two horses. S...Read their story >
Primary/secondary school costsLebanonRose is a 36 year-old married mother of two. She started almost a year ago working as an accountant in a supermarket to help her husband in covering the needs and expenses ...Read their story >
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