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LivestockKyrgyzstanMeilkan is 41 and married with three children. She has a high school education and has been working in agriculture and animal husbandry for 10 years, a business she started...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEcuadorMara is a young woman who lives with her mother in the city of Domingo de los Colorados. The city is known for being a land bridge which unites the regions of the country. ...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesAida is 54 years old and a married mother. She is a very hard working entrepreneur who has a fish vending business in the Philippines. She has requested a PHP 10,000 loa...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaMwanamisi is a 48-year-old proud mother of seven children. Often described as a very friendly person, she is a group leader representing her group of 14 farmers in Butere D...Read their story >
Higher education costsLebanonTareq is a 25-year-old single man who started working as a valet parker a year ago to cover his needs and expenses. He is an ambitious man who is trying hard to improve his...Read their story >
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