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Motorcycle TransportKenyaCharles is a 27-year-old man married to Eunice, who adds additional income to support their family. They are blessed with one child. Charles has been operating a motorcyc...Read their story >
RetailNicaraguaMaykell: A 24 year old youth, kind and entrepreneurial, originally from the city of Bilwi in the Puerto Cabezas municipality. He is married and in his third year of studyin...Read their story >
AgricultureTajikistanBahtebigim is grateful for the help and support. With the money borrowed she renovated her home. For Bahtebigim this loan was a great help to her and her family. After ...Read their story >
RetailPhilippinesRosie is a 42-year-old married woman from San Dionisio, Iloilo. She is a merchant who runs a small sari-sari, which is a variety store that sells goods and food items to th...Read their story >
Recycled MaterialsKenyaFor the last 11 years Lucas has been selling scrap metals and earns a monthly income of 20,000 Kenyan Shillings (KES).He is married to Dorcas and blessed with four school-g...Read their story >
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