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FarmingCambodiaBoen is a 61-year-old woman living in Kampong Cham province, and is a mother of eight children. She earns income to improve her condition via rice crops on a two hectare ar...Read their story >Funding via VisionFund Cambodia
FlowersColombiaBlanca is 43 years old and is a married woman. She lives in the municipality of El Carmen de Viboral with her husband and two sons. A time ago the family was going through ...Read their story >Funding via Interactuar
Clothing SalesUkraineVladimir ia married and has an adult daughter. He has his own business. Vladimir has been selling women's clothes at the central market for 20 years. He always chooses the ...Read their story >Funding via HOPE Ukraine, a HOPE International institution
FarmingKenyaEzekiel 35 years old is married and supports two children.
He is a small-scale farmer. He has applied for his first loan of KES 25,000 from VisionFund Kenya to ...Read their story >Funding via VisionFund Kenya
RetailColombiaFor years Edgar offered a service to take care of parked cars outside supermarkets located in the north of the city of Barranquilla, where he discovered a business opportun...Read their story >Funding via Fundación Mario Santo Domingo (FMSD)
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