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DairyKenyaThe lady raising her hand in the photograph is Regina, 52 years old with three children and two dependants. She joined HiH EA in year 2014 to benefit from the savings mobil...Read their story >
CerealsPhilippinesAs a married parent of three children, Lemmah works hard to support her family. Lemmah has a business buying and selling rice in the Philippines and also earns additiona...Read their story >
Clothing SalesTajikistanGulruhsor is a strong woman. She was born in the southern part of Tajikistan in 1989. She is living in a remote district with her family. She is divorced and has two childr...Read their story >
RetailIndonesiaGood day, lenders! Now it’s time for you to meet one of the Ruma agents, Eri. Eri lives in Kudus, located east of Semarang, the capital of Central Java. It is a nine hour d...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorAna is 59 years old and lives in her own home with her husband and her daughter. Her other three children are already independent. She has been selling food from her home...Read their story >
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