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Fladungen, GermanyJoined Feb 2009Loans made: 13
Ismail is a farmer, 33 years old, married, and the father of three children in school.
His wife is a homemaker, and she helps in small-scale farming.
For ov...Read their story >
Erick is 40 years old. He is married with one child.
He has had a matatu business for five years. He will be using the loan to purchase new seats for the vehic...Read their story >
Pedro didn't go to school because he didn't live with his parents but with his grandparents. They had livestock and Pedro had to go to drop them at the pasture and watch th...Read their story >
Kagero has 27 years of experience in selling general merchandise. He owes that to his uncle who trained him in this trade.
Kagero recognizes the benefits of tha...Read their story >
Pamela is 35 years old and has 5 children. She has been a farmer for 20 years and is always said to be a very experienced farmer. Even though Pamela is the only one feature...Read their story >
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