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Education providerArmeniaNarine is very happy with her profession as a teacher, to which she has devoted 20 years. She takes pleasure in her work. She works at a school as a teacher of secondary cl...Read their story >
Animal SalesVietnamKim works in agriculture raising marine aquaculture and is requesting a loan to purchase more baby shrimp to raise and sell. She has been involved in this business for 5 y...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanAdalat is 58 and married with one son. She works in animal husbandry as the primary source of income for her family, a business she began in 1990. Thanks to her hard work, ...Read their story >
CattleTajikistanThis wonderful woman is Zulhumor. She is 41 years old and she lives in the Spitamen region with her husband and children. She has worked as a baker for 15 years and she a...Read their story >
Animal SalesMaliBakary is the man in the photo with his hand on the ewe. Bakary is a Malian who did not attend school. He is 41 years old and married. His wife is a housekeeper. He is the ...Read their story >
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