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FarmingCambodiaDeb is aged 56 and married with no kids. She lives in a rural village of the Ksach Kandal district of Kampong Speu province. To make a living, she has been selling grocery ...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesLebanonReem is the featured borrower of Al Taawon group (far right in photo). The group consists of two other members. Zahiya, age 58, is married and the mother of three children ...Read their story >
CafeGeorgiaNani, who is a 40-year-old divorced woman, lives in the capital of Georgia. She has a son in school, who has no source of income for himself. Nani is the only breadwinner, ...Read their story >
PoultryKenyaHello world, meet Paul. Paul and his family live in Chepterit village which is in the North Rift area of Kenya. His main income source is milk. However, Paul's plan for 201...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesLilia is 50 years old, married and has six children. Lilia is in the agricultural business, farming sugarcane in the Philippines. She has been farming sugarcane for ten...Read their story >
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