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ServicesIndonesiaHello, lenders! Meet Sudarno, one of the Ruma agents who joined Ruma more than one year ago. He is a local entrepreneur who owns and manages a small mobile shop which sells...Read their story >
SewingBoliviaMrs. Gregoria is 52 years old, she has a 13 year old daughter, and she works as a dressmaker. These garments are for women in skirts. The petticoats are worn under the skir...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesTanzaniaAnna is 43 years old, not married and has got three schooling children. She takes care of her children herself and her business is where she raises income for her family ne...Read their story >
Food MarketTajikistanGulbibi is a hardworking woman who was born in 1964 and lives in a village. She is married and has four children. Her husband helps her with her business, which she has had...Read their story >
FarmingVietnamMrs Thao, born in 1991, is a Thai ethnic woman. She lives with her husband and her lovely daughter in Mai Son district, Son La province. Her family lives mainly on cultiv...Read their story >
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