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CerealsPhilippinesAlgrace is married with only one child. She earns a living from selling rice and corn grits in the market. Her earnings go to her child's education costs. She earns well fr...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanZhumabek is 53 years old, married and has five children, all of whom are grown and independent, living separately, and two of his youngest are students. Zhumabek has a seco...Read their story >
RetailGhanaThese are the members of the group called Together. They are small-scale business people based in Teshie-Accra, Ghana. This is the fourth loan these entrepreneurs are acces...Read their story >
Higher education costsTajikistanAnzarbek is an 18-year-old young man from a rural part of Tajikistan. His parents are currently working in the Russian Federation; his father is a driver for a grocery sto...Read their story >
VehicleCambodiaPheara is a 24-year-old married garment factory worker with a small child. She lives in Kampong Speu Province in Cambodia. Her husband is a 33-year-old carpenter. Together,...Read their story >
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