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General StoreEl SalvadorJosé is 63 years old and lives in a home with his wife that the couple owns. He has for several years run a small grocery store in his home, and has built up a large custom...Read their story >
RetailLebanonHasna is the featured borrower for Janeit Group. She got together with her other group members to take this Al Majmoua loan because they have always been neighbors and frie...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportEl SalvadorJose is single and has no children. He depends on his parents who are very hard working. His family is well known in the neighborhood for their good attitude. Only two p...Read their story >
Grocery StoreDominican RepublicRosa is the coordinator of her group Ruth Y Esther (Ruth and Esther) 1, 2 & 3. This group is located in the Samana, a lush, rugged area with a nascent tourism industry wher...Read their story >
AgricultureCambodiaSar is a villager of Chhloung district, Kratie province. At 47 years of age, she is married and has eight children. Seven of her children are living under the same roof as ...Read their story >
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