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VehicleAlbaniaFlora is photographed with her youngest child, her one-year-old; her oldest is 7 years. Flora is seeking this loan to buy a used vehicle because she and her family live...Read their story >
Internet CafePhilippinesHelen is a married woman with six children, two of whom are currently in school. She is a very hard working entrepreneur and is 53 years old. Helen has an internet café ...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaLaban, pictured above, has been a farmer for 20 years, and is now proud to represent his group of 15 farmers in Webuye District. He is 45 years old, is married, and has 12 ...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaDavid is 49 years old and lives in the town of Soroti in the Mbale region of Uganda. He is married and has five children who are all in school. For the past four years, Dav...Read their story >
Clothing SalesGeorgiaOlia is 46 years old. She is married and lives with her husband in Tbilisi, the capital city of Georgia. Olia works as a cook at a local restaurant and gets a monthly incom...Read their story >
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