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General StoreNicaraguaThe Communal Bank “De Confianza Los Cerritos” consists of 11 members, 10 women and 1 man. They are responsible parents who are responsible for 20 children among them. The...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaHanibal lives north of Bogor, a semi-urban area about two hours from Jakarta. Hanibal is married and lives with four persons in the family home. Hanibal began working wi...Read their story >
Used ClothingSierra LeoneThis is 29-year-old Thaimu. He is married and has one child, aged four. He has one additional dependent, who lives with him in order to help his brother get his education....Read their story >
General StorePakistanHussain is 41 years old active borrower of BRAC Pakistan. He lives in Hyderabad, Pakistan; with his family. He has been running a general store in the locality for past fiv...Read their story >
FarmingEl SalvadorRoy is 32 years old; he studied up to the 4th grade because his father died and he was left alone with his mother and could no longer continue with school. He is married an...Read their story >
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