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General StoreVietnamThịnh has a retail business selling cakes, sweets, sugar, milk, etc. She is requesting a loan to purchase more cakes, sweets, sugar, milk, etc. to resell. Thịnh is 40 y...Read their story >
AgricultureNicaraguaAlberto has been a coffee grower for more than 30 years. He began as a day laborer, but now he owns a small farm of 14 manzanas [one manzana is approximately 1.72 acres] wi...Read their story >
TaxiArmeniaHovhannes is a taxi driver from Gyumri town. He lives there with his father, wife and two children. Hovhannes drives a taxi both in GYumri town and outside and the income...Read their story >
Shoe SalesPhilippinesArnel is a 49 years old, married and has two children to provide for. To earn an income he engaged in a buy and sell shoe business. He buys shoes okay sells them to the nei...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesAnnabelle, 43, is a married woman with six children, three of whom are currently in school. She is a very hardworking entrepreneur. Annabelle has a fishing/fish-vending...Read their story >
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