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CafeEl SalvadorMary’s food sales are improving because of her proper use of the previous loan. She has more customers and her new income allows her and her family to have a better standar...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesUgandaIssa is 29 years old and lives in the town of Pallisa in the Mbale region of Uganda. He is married and has four children, two of whom are currently in school. For the past ...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanZhyldyz is 52 years old, married, and the mother of 4 children. Zhyldyz does agricultural work as the primary source of income for her family. She started this work more th...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaA villager living in the Ou Reang Ov district of Kampong Cham province, Eap is 49 years old. She has two dependent children. For a living, she grows rice and cassava as her...Read their story >
AgricultureCambodiaA local farmer from the Phnom Proek district of Battambang province, Nim is 60 years old and a mother of six children. As the main source of her family’s income, she grows ...Read their story >
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