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General StorePhilippinesAnalyn works hard to support her family. She is a widow and has a general store business in the Philippines. She has requested a PHP 21,000 loan through NWTF to buy more...Read their story >
FarmingPakistanIrfan has over 20 years of experience in rice farming. His parents passed it down to him. Despite his limited income, the profit from the business enables him to respond pa...Read their story >
DairyIndiaFulan is a 42-year-old married woman from Kandi. She is illiterate but can sign her name only. She is married to Rejaul, who is a driver by profession. His income is incons...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesVirgilia is a married woman with three children. She is a very hardworking entrepreneur. Virgilia is 55 years old now. Virgilia has a fishing business in the Philippines...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaArayik in the village Varser of Gegharkunik region lives with his wife, son and his retired parents. Arayik used to work in different workshops and private companies but no...Read their story >
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