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Metal ShopPakistanSalmanullah comes from Karachi. He has a a welding shop. His wife is a housewife and looks after the house and their child. He is a hard-working person and makes sure that ...Read their story >
RetailVietnamLoc works selling soft drinks and masks. Her previous loan enabled her to increase her sales and earn a higher income to support her family. Loc is requesting a loan to...Read their story >
RetailKenyaBeatrice is a married woman. She has 5 children. She describes herself to be determined. She operates a retail business where she sells bananas. She has been involved i...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesHer name is Sittinona. She is thankful that she was granted an 18,000 PHP loan that she used to purchase more quantities and varieties of grocery items and products needed ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorAlfredo, 46 years old, lives in a house that he owns, along with his family. He is a hardworking man who has made a living working as a security guard for the last 4 years....Read their story >
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