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Food StallBoliviaMaria is a 22 year old woman, she lives with her partner and has a new born baby, aged 8 months. She sells dinner. She is a good mother, who is optimistic, happy, cheerful,...Read their story >
FoodUgandaSirasi, a forty one year old married man previously became a Hofokam borrower after borrowing 2,000,000/= to buy more coffee to sell. He thanks the lenders for the support ...Read their story >
LivestockTajikistanShoindjon is 26 and from the Rumi region. He and his wife are divorced and he has a small son. He lives with his parents and his son. He is an independent, hardworking, car...Read their story >
Animal SalesColombiaFaiber is a young visionary, 20 years old, who spends his days working, seeking progress and supporting his parents in sustaining the household.
He comes from a...Read their story >
HardwareZimbabweNetsai is a member of Yemurai group, she is a widowed mother of 2, 35 years old and lives at her house in Harare. She started her business in 2009, together with her other ...Read their story >
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