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AgricultureSamoaFalanika is 35 years old with 6 children. She operates a business of selling banana and taro in her community to earn a living. She has been doing this for more than a year...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanAida is 39 years old, married, with two children. She has a secondary education and has been involved in animal husbandry and agriculture for 20 years, having bought her f...Read their story >
RetailNicaraguaNicaragüita is a group composed of two women and a male who are currently requesting , for the fifth time, funding through ADIM [Asociación Alternativa Para el Desarrollo ...Read their story >
FarmingIndiaThe group Omm SHG-E has two members who are from the same neighborhood. The lady standing left in the photo is Rukmini. She is the featured borrower of the group. Rukmi...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaSelly is a 40-year-old, hardworking, honest, married man. He lives in Kasese, Uganda. He has eight children, five of whom attend school.
Selly owns a general s...Read their story >
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