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A customer orders tilapia from Roseline Amondi's market stall in the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya. (Roseline Amondi is featured in the book What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets.) Roseline buys fish wholesale then fries them up on the street in front of her makeshift home and sells the lot of them before nightfall. She is the recipient of a small micro-loan which has given her the ability to open a small cafe, but the biggest boost to her life has been the women who have become her loan partners. The micro-lending operates as a club. If one person defaults, then everyone is responsible. The group is tight-knit, and gets together to talk about work, but also to play sports and support each other emotionally. MODEL RELEASED.

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A customer orders tilapia from Roseline Amondi's market stall in the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya. (Roseline Amondi is featured in the book What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets.)  Roseline buys fish wholesale then fries them up on the street in front of her makeshift home and sells the lot of them before nightfall. She is the recipient of a small micro-loan which has given her the ability to open a small cafe, but the biggest boost to her life has been the women who have become her loan partners. The micro-lending operates as a club. If one person defaults, then everyone is responsible. The group is tight-knit, and gets together to talk about work, but also to play sports and support each other emotionally.  MODEL RELEASED.