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AgricultureEl SalvadorAbel is 43 years old and has studied through eighth grade. He wasn’t able to continue his studies because of his family’s scarce resources. He is married and has three chil...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaMary, pictured above, has been a farmer for more than 30 years, and is now proud to represent her group of 14 farmers in Matete District. She is 54 years old, married and h...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaGood day, lenders! Now it’s time for you to meet one of Ruma’s agents, Priyono. Priyono lives in Semarang, located in Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia. Priyono is a g...Read their story >
Home AppliancesPalestineOsama is a 29-year-old married man from Jabalia city. He lives with his wife in a small house. He works as an employee in the public sector where he gets a low income which...Read their story >
TailoringTajikistanSurayo is a hard-working woman. She was born in the northern part of Tajikistan in 1977. She lives in one of the big districts. She is married and has one child. She has te...Read their story >
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