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CafeKenyaJoyce is a married mother who lives in Kisauni. She sells food and is helped by her family. She always struggles to improve her food-selling business, trying to sell mor...Read their story >
FoodEl SalvadorJuan says that the previous loan helped him to improve his inventory, and his sales and earnings increased. He paid off his debts, improved his family’s lifestyle, and pur...Read their story >
TransportationPhilippinesAs a married parent of six children, Virginia works hard to support her family. She has a pumpboat transport business in the Philippines, and also earns additional incom...Read their story >
RetailBeninThe Mignonmide Group is made up of two friends who live in the same neighbourhood. The group representative is Sènami Yabo Carine P (she is seen in the photo with her ...Read their story >
Food StallVietnamMs. Tuấn has a retail business selling dry food. She is requesting a loan to purchase dry food to resell. Tuấn is 54 years old and single with 2 children. Tuấn is the g...Read their story >
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