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General StoreEl SalvadorGlenda is 39 years old and a single mother. She lives in a house she owns with her son. For a few years, she has had a store located in her home where she sells a variety...Read their story >
Grocery StoreUgandaSilverio is a hardworking married man living in Kamwenge, Uganda. He is a farmer and also operates a retail shop to give himself an extra income. He wishes to have a big st...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorJosé continues to improve his basic grain farming and livestock business through loans. His current financial situation allows him to cover his household expenses as well ...Read their story >
Food StallSamoaLeonesa is 20 years old and married with one child. She wants to start a small business making and selling canteen in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy a b...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesSabrina is 41 years old and married. The family resides at Tudela, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. Her husband is a carpenter and a farmer. They have three children, two o...Read their story >
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