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LivestockKyrgyzstanGulzara is 39 and married with three children. She has a high school education and started working in animal husbandry and agriculture in 2004. She started the business wit...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesMarilyn is a 39-year-old married woman and a mother of a 14-year-old son from Concepcion, Iloilo. She has been engaged in the fishing business with her husband for more tha...Read their story >
Food StallEl SalvadorJonathan is 22 years old and resides in his own home along with his family. He is a young entrepreneur who has the drive to get ahead and support his family through his ve...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaFred is 36 years old and lives in the town of Mityana in the Mubende region of Uganda. He is married and has 5 children with 3 of them currently in school. For the past 3 y...Read their story >
PigsIndonesiaAfter running several loans cycles, the Sari Karya group paid off their loan on time. Still with fattening, piglets seller and pig barbeque programs, they enjoyed borrowing...Read their story >
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