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Maura lucía Armijos Guamán – Agriculture (Malacatos, Ecuador)

Maura Lucía Armijos Guamán is a small-scale farmer. She is 35 and married but she does not have any children. Doña Maura lives in the district of La Calera which is in the parish of Malacatos south of the city of Loja. She learned farming and animal husbandry from her parents. At present she grows […]

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Amy’s Group – Clothing (Senegal)

Amy’s Group group comprises women from the same area united by good social relations. The group leader, Khady, is a 54-year-old married mother of eight children – four sons and four daughters. She is standing all the way on the left in the photo, dressed in a large stippled green boubou with her hand raised. […]

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Rina Naskar and Group – Solar Lamps (Jaynagar, West Bengal, India)

Lack of electricity infrastructure is one of the main hurdles in the development of rural India. India’s grid system is considerably under-developed, with major sections of its populace still surviving off-grid. Jaynagar, in district South 24 Parganas of West Bengal, despite being within a close proximity of one of India’s biggest metro cities in India, […]

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Kapurakanti Rana and Group – Fuel Efficient Stoves (M. Rampur, Orissa, India)

Kapurakanti Rana from Orissa has formed a group with Sangita Das, Para Rana, Urmila and Susila, her neighbours and seek your help in funding a loan of Rs 13,500, which will help them buy clean and reduced-smoke cookstoves. Everyday, these women inhale smoke that is released from the firewood that they burn while cooking food […]

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Dúo Semillas De Esperanza Group – Clothing (San Juan Comalapa, Chimaltenango, Guatemala)

One member of “Dúo Semillas de Esperanza” (Seeds of Hope Duo) is Lidia Oneida, 21, who makes a living making and selling typical weaves. She has been doing this work for two years, and is requesting a loan for the purchase of material for the creation of weaves so that she can continue with her […]

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Echo Des Anges Group – Retail (Trou-du-Nord, Haiti)

Denise is the coordinator of her group Echo des Anges. She is married and has two children. She lives in northeastern Haiti, where electricity is rare and water is very limited. Denise has been running her business selling grocery items for the last five years. Before this business, she used to sell all sorts of […]

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Lalthanpari and Group – Service & Retail (Aizawl, Mizoram, India)

A tailor by profession, Lalthanpari says, “I want everyone to wear what they want and mix it in their own way”. She is 31 years of age and the featured borrower member for Zamzo Group. She lives with her husband and two kids. Her husband is a concrete builder and his income is unreliable as […]

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Minu Laskar and Group – Solar Lamps (Jaynagar, West Bengal, India)

Minu Laskar and Group come from Jaynagar, a village in South 24 Parganas of West Bengal. Minu Laskar, Asura, Jaynab and Ajma are some of the nine members of the group. They are seeking a joint loan to buy solar lights for their households. Their village is plagued by frequent power cuts, sometimes extending for […]

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Lalduhsaki and Group – Retail (Aizawl, Mizoram, India)

Lalduhsaki, a 44 year-old divorcee lives with her daughter in Aizawl. She crafts dry-flowers for decorative purposes and makes her living. She joined Rachel group along with four other women member and all hails from Aizawl, which is one of the North-Eastern states in India. All group members are engaged in different income generating activity. […]

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Shubam Soni and Group – Education (Jaipuir, Rajasthan, India)

Shubham, Vikram, Hemant, Sudhanshu and 6 others are a group of youngsters from small towns in and around Rajasthan. They aspire to get good jobs and lay the foundation for careers that will bring them success and a good living. They all wish to take up training course offered by Edulight Careers – some of […]

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