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CerealsPhilippinesAs a married parent of five children, four of whom in school, Marilou works hard to support her family. She has a rice retailing business in the Philippines and also ear...Read their story >
PoultryAlbaniaTom is a villager and father of five; he is married and is 51 years old. The loan he is requesting from you will be used to buy 300 chickens and food for them. Tom has ...Read their story >
Education providerPalestineMousa is a 22-years-old single young man from the city of Rafah. He lives with his family in a simple house. He is an employee in the public sector and earns a low income w...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportCambodiaSoykong (photo here) is 36 years old, lives at Keansvay district,Kandal province,Cambodia. He had been married since 2015 and has one son. Presently he has been in th...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaThis woman was born in Zovaber village in the Gegharkunik region and now she lives here with her husband, four children (three daughters and a son) and mother-in-law. Karin...Read their story >
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