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DairyKenyaDavid, 53, is a dairy farmer in Mwihati location, in the Central province of Kenya. He is a husband and a father of 4 school-going children. 10 years ago, David made use of...Read their story >
Home AppliancesPalestineAhmad is a 45-year-old married man from Dier El-Balah city. He lives with his wife and one son in a small house. He works as an employee in the public sector where he gets ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMa. Fe is 58 years old and married with two children. Ma. Fe works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 40,000...Read their story >
PoultryPhilippinesJay Neil is 29 years old and lives in Sta. Cruz, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. He is married with one child now of school age. Jay Neil earns his living from sales of duck's...Read their story >
Butcher ShopPalestineNemer is 29, married and has two young daughters. The family lives in Khan Younis, Palestine.
Nemer opened a butcher shop six years ago. Business is good and the fam...Read their story >
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