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FishingPhilippinesLeny is a married woman. She is 48 year old. Together with her family, she lives in Carles, Ilo-ilo. She has three children, ages 24, 23 and 18. She engages in fishing. ...Read their story >
RetailMozambiqueBorn in Namaacha province, in Maputo, the borrower is 27 years old. He is a married father to a young son and is also financially responsible for his two nieces and nephews...Read their story >
TransportationYemenSaed is a 22-year-old single man. He lives with his family in Sana'a city, Yemen. He studied until secondary school but he couldn't compete his studies. Saed now works as ...Read their story >
DairyUgandaEzra is 48 years old and married with six children living in Kasese, Uganda. Ezra is a dairy farmer who also earns a salary as additional income to earn a living. Ezra ...Read their story >
FarmingIndiaBharti is based in Bandarbasa village, Deoghar, Jharkhand. A few years back, Bharti joined a local NGO called “MESP.” Earlier, she was hesitant to take a loan from this NGO...Read their story >
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