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Fruits & VegetablesMaliDjalabatigui Group is made up of nine women who are married, mostly in monogamous households. They average 37 years of age and four children. They all live in Kanadjiguila,...Read their story >
Spare PartsKenyaMohamed is a married man. He has 3 children. He describes himself to be respectful. He operates a retail business where he sells motor vehicle spare parts. He has been ...Read their story >
Personal Products SalesSenegalThis group was created on December 2, 2002, on the same day the village's lending group was inaugurated. It is made up of women who are very dedicated to the value of work....Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesElesita, 33, is married with five children, four of them currently in school. She is a very hardworking entrepreneur. Elesita has a buy-and-sell dried fish business in ...Read their story >
General StorePakistanHussain is 41 years old active borrower of BRAC Pakistan. He lives in Hyderabad, Pakistan; with his family. He has been running a general store in the locality for past fiv...Read their story >
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