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PrintingUnited StatesSeveral years ago, Adam decided to follow an enjoyable hobby, and started a clothing printing business out of his garage. Since then, it has grown into a sustainable busine...Read their story >
TailoringPakistanGul Bano is a 43-year-old active borrower of BRAC Pakistan, residing in Rawalpindi, Pakistan with her spouse and six children. Her husband has been running his own tailorin...Read their story >
GamesLebanonMohammad is a 21-year-old single man who opened an entertainment shop a year ago to cover his needs and expenses. He is an ambitious young man who wants to build an indepen...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaWilliam is 31 years old and is often described as a very hardworking individual. He has one child and is married. As a group leader, William is representing his group of 13...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorOscar is 35 years old, and lives with his wife in a home that they own. Oscar has worked for a private company for the past three years, and his salary allows him to meet t...Read their story >
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