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FarmingKenyaBety, pictured above, has been a farmer for more than thirty years, and is now proud to represent her group of ten farmers in Matete District. She is 52 years old, is marri...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesRoselli is 48 years old, married with four children. Roselli works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 17000 ...Read their story >
RetailEl SalvadorYessica is 27 years old and lives happily and gratefully in her own, humble home with her two children, ages 8 and 3. She feels blessed and grateful, being that with her wo...Read their story >
Higher education costsSouth AfricaLefa is applying for a second loan to support his studies through his graduation in December 2015 at the Maharishi Institute. He has provided the following update on his pr...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaReuben, a youthful 25-year-old farmer from Kimilili, a remote village in the Bungoma area of Kenya, is elegant and admirable in spirit and effort. He is a role model, a men...Read their story >
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