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VehicleCambodiaNeang is 29 years old. She is married and resides with her three children in Siem Reap Province, Cambodia. She has been making round baskets to sell for more than three...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportKenyaJoseph does motorcycle transportation and has been in this business for the last three years. He is 26 years old and single. He plans to use this loan to buy his own mot...Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasJerónima is an enterprising 41 year old woman with much desire to get ahead. She is married and the mother of two small children who are in the care of her and her husband....Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanArzikan is 54 years old, married and raising three children together with her husband. Arzikan has a higher education and works as a teacher at a local school. To provide a...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPeruMiguel works hard, especially because he has a four-year-old daughter. Miguel is a salesman for a glass workshop. He works about nine hours a day and feels work is going we...Read their story >
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