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Farm SuppliesEl SalvadorJosué feels satisfied with the results of his last loan as he increased his productivity, his sales and his profits. He paid off his debts and has improved the family's lif...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesNida is 53 years old and married with three children. She works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 15,000 loan ...Read their story >
VehicleEl SalvadorRaúl is 23 years old. He studied at a vocational high school and focused on accounting. He then began working in a store where he acquired sales experience and was able t...Read their story >
LivestockArmeniaNarine lives with her husband and three children in Ajarkut village, in the Tavush region. She is a teacher working at the local village school. Together with her husba...Read their story >
ServicesIndonesiaSuhandi runs a small stall selling mobile accessories and mobile phone airtime credits. He lives north of Bogor, a semi-urban area about two hours from Jakarta. Suhandi is...Read their story >
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