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AgricultureHondurasNoemy is 29 years old, married, and has 2 children. She lives in the municipality of Nueva Frontera, in the department of Santa Barbara. She always worked in agriculture ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesRomelyn is 30 years old and is married. Romelyn runs a general store in the Philippines. She has been in this business for three years and sells a variety of items such ...Read their story >
TransportationEl SalvadorJose offers transportation services. This work is his source of income to support himself and his family. He started 3 years ago and has no fixed schedule. His advantage is...Read their story >
Fish SellingIndiaThis group, called "Hari Om Shg", consists of 10 ladies who live in a small village in the Koraput district of Odisha, India. The group has applied for a loan of 150,000 IN...Read their story >
RetailPhilippinesMarites works hard to support her family. She is married and has a business selling dry goods in the Philippines. Marites requested a PHP 15000 loan through NWTF to bu...Read their story >
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