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Food MarketTajikistanNodira is a 29-year-old salesperson from the Qubadiyon District. She is an energetic and entrepreneurial young woman. Two years ago, Nodira began her retail business. She b...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesAlbaniaGjergj paid for a dairy cow with the previous loan. This time he wants to make some basic improvements to his family's house seen in the photograph.Read their story >
Food StallBoliviaThe communal bank "Bella Vista Pucarani" will begin its second loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Copacabana regional center. It consists of eight members, and it is ...Read their story >
AgricultureKyrgyzstanZamirbek is 26 years old, single and does not have any children. Zamirbek runs his own business. He started this business in 2008 with 30,000 som (KGS). Thanks to Zamirbek'...Read their story >
PigsColombiaOmar is a humble man who is married and has three children. Over 12 years ago he decided to buy and raise pigs on the farm where he works. The owner of the farm has allot...Read their story >
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