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General StoreUgandaMonday is a married man with six children who are all in school. Monday comes from a cell in Kiruhura district. He has a retail shop in a trading centre and it is where he ...Read their story >
General StoreMozambiqueMs. Leonor is a widow and mother of three adult children. She lives in her own house and supports four grandchildren who live with her. With this loan amount she will buy s...Read their story >
Clothing SalesKenyaKanze is a married woman with four children, all completed school. They live in there own house that has neither electricity nor running water. Her greatest monthly expens...Read their story >
CerealsKenyaDinna is a married woman. She has five children with ages ranging from 12 years to 20 years. She describes herself to be goal oriented. She operates a retail business w...Read their story >
HardwareUgandaMary is 45 years old and lives in the town of Entebbe in the Kampala region of Uganda. She is married and has 3 children, with 2 of them currently in school. For the past 7...Read their story >
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