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FarmingCambodiaSokhorm, 42, lives with her husband and three children in a village of Battambang province’s Moung Russey district, Cambodia. To make a living, she and her husband have bee...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorThis borrower is 24 years old and lives with his partner and son. He makes a living growing corn, beans, and tomatoes. The borrower has been working in farming for seven ye...Read their story >
PigsColombiaIván is 32 years old. He lives with his companion, and they have two minor children. He is a very hard-working and tireless man. He works in a brick factory from 2 am to 9 ...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesPhilippinesCecilia works hard to support her family. Cecilia is married and has a fruit vending business in the Philippines. Cecilia requested a 40,000 PHP loan through NWTF to buy...Read their story >
RetailKenyaMartha is a 37-year-old married woman. She has four children with ages ranging from 5 years to 15 years. She describes herself to be visionary. She operates a retail bu...Read their story >
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