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CarpentryKenyaLasco is a carpenter. He lives in Malindi, north of Mombasa, Kenya, with his family. He is married and has four children. He knew Milango through friends a who invited him ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesSierra LeoneKumba is the featured leader of this group of entrepreneurs. Kumba was born in northern Sierra Leone. She is married to a trader and the couple has three children who are a...Read their story >
PigsArmeniaMartik is 52 years old, and he lives in the village Achajur, in Tavush region. Martik has no higher education, and since his young age he has been engaged in farming and ag...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMaria Victoria is thankful for the financial assistance extended to her. With it, she was able to buy the products needed for her variety store. She was also able to help h...Read their story >
AgriculturePeru57-year-old Tomás lives with his wife in the village of Las Palmillas, a rural area in the district of Cañaris. This is situated in the Ferreñafe province of Lambayeque reg...Read their story >
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