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ServicesEl SalvadorDoña Candida, age 50, lives in her own house with her three children. She has had a bookstore and a copy center, and has been working with computers for eight years. Her bu...Read their story >Funding via Apoyo Integral
CerealsKenyaFlora is a very skilled rural person with experience in various areas of agriculture, with an innate talent for teamwork and a great entrepreneurial mind. Flora is very you...Read their story >Funding via Juhudi Kilimo
RetailKenyaDavid is 44 years old, married and supports a family of four children. David sells soft drinks, a business he has done for several years and it has been profitable. Dav...Read their story >Funding via VisionFund Kenya
RetailGhanaDaniel, age 42, is the featured borrower of Yehowa Akwe 1 from Teshie, Accra. He is the one standing to the left in the photo. Daniel lives with his wife and two childre...Read their story >Funding via ID Ghana
DairyKenyaJohn is 73 years old, married and supports a family of three children. He has been practicing farming as well as running a retail shop for the last eight years, earning K...Read their story >Funding via VisionFund Kenya
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