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FarmingArmeniaAndranik is 42 years old and lives with his wife (who works as a saleswoman), son, and daughter in Kapan city of the Syunik region. Adranik has a specialty in house paintin...Read their story >
PropertyVietnamMrs. Tần has a service business providing housing rentals. She is requesting a loan to build more rooms to lease. Tần is 54 years old and she is married with three child...Read their story >
RetailPhilippinesEmma has been operating her store for 10 years and earns a monthly net income of 8,000 PHP. Emma is 48 years old, married and has four children. She is from the village of ...Read their story >
Butcher ShopBoliviaAngela is 28 years old, and she is a single mother of four children. She lives in La Paz in a nice house that belongs to her. Angela is a butcher, and she wants a loan...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaIn 2012 a group named Kingatua Grazers Self Help Group joined Hand in Hand Eastern Africa to be trained on savings management and financial management. Beth (shown raisi...Read their story >
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