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Cosmetics SalesKenyaViolet is a 36-year-old woman who is married to Steven, who adds additional income to support their family. They are blessed with two children. Violet is a farmer who ...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesDivina is 39 years old and married with four children. She operates the farm they own to earn a living. She requested a loan from GDMPC to cover the costs of farm ferti...Read their story >
TransportationPeruCristian is 45 years old and lives with his life partner and their four dependent children who help him with his business. They live in the medium-sized hamlet of Yerma in ...Read their story >
General StoreKenyaAsh is a married woman with two children who attend school. She owns a house that has electricity and piped water. Ash has been in a retail business for the past two ye...Read their story >
FarmingNigeriaMusa is a maize farmer and a member of Babban Gona. Musa joined Babban Gona primarily to create a better future for his children, Salim and Yamima. Before he became a Babba...Read their story >
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