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General StoreUgandaJulius is 38-years-old and married with seven children, six of whom attend school.They live in Kasese, Uganda. For ten years, Julius has been running a retail shop and al...Read their story >
ServicesUnited StatesThis loan helps Jamie purchase an updated computer and improve her ability to provide services to her clients remotely. Jamie had been doing bookkeeping for a few compan...Read their story >
RetailTanzaniaAsha is aged forty, single and has one school-aged daughter. She has been involved with two businesses; firstly, cloth selling and secondly, snacks (chapati and donuts), wh...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesHendrita is 36 years old and has six children. Hendrita is married, and five of her children are in school. She is in the agricultural business of raising pigs in the Ph...Read their story >
RetailUnited StatesJanette has always been entrepreneurial, starting with t-shirt sales and a catering businesses in the Philippines. After arriving in the US in 2005, Janette found her core ...Read their story >
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