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LivestockArmeniaNarine, an experienced farmer, lives with her son in Mrgashat village in the Armavir region of Armenia. Together with her son, she is engaged in breeding cattle and sheep. ...Read their story >
RetailNicaraguaGuadalupe is a native of the city of Chinandega. She is 45 years old, married and the mother of two children. She is a businesswoman who sells drinks (soft drinks, juice, e...Read their story >
FarmingSamoaSaitua is a 42-year-old married woman with seven children. She has a small plantation and grows bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for four years. Saitua ...Read their story >
Electrical GoodsSierra LeoneThis is 31 year-old Abdul. He is married, and has 1 child aged 9 months. In 2011, Abdul established his compressor, gas, and freezer business. He began his business bec...Read their story >
Home AppliancesUkraineVasil is from Beregovo. He is a principal at a local village school, and lives with his family in their very own 1-story house. He is seeking a loan of 20,000 griven to r...Read their story >
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