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Food Production/SalesNicaraguaMartha is a single mother with 2 children of school age. She sells snacks outside a school. Now she also makes nacatamales (corn, meat and rice wrapped in a banana leaf) ...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaPictured above is Magaret, often described as an extremely hardworking individual. She is 53 years old and has 6 children. As a group leader, she is representing her group ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesPakistanRiffat is a 42-year-old married woman. She is a mother of four children. She adores her family and her husband works very hard so that his family can have a good and respec...Read their story >
Higher education costsNicaraguaThere are people who consider numbers to be a true nightmare. Nonetheless, for others that is not the case. That is how it is for Moises, a 22 year old. He loves numbers an...Read their story >
General StoreSamoaPoto is 43 years old and married with three children. She owns and operates a store, selling a variety of items. She has been doing this for three years. Poto needs a loan ...Read their story >
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