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FarmingVietnamHien is 24 years old, is married, and has two children. She lives with her husband and her kids in a small Thai traditional house and works at agricultural production to pr...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesGemma is a 49-year-old married woman with three children, one of whom is still in school. Gemma works very hard to provide for them. Gemma runs a general store in the Ph...Read their story >
Personal Medical ExpensesEl SalvadorYessica, 30 years old, is in a relationship and has 2 sons, ages 10 and 3 years old. She studied through her bachelor's degree. Her partner works as a salesman in a boutiqu...Read their story >
Mobile PhonesPakistanAsmat is active borrower of BRAC Pakistan. She is a widow and lives with her five children in Lahore, Pakistan. Her son has been running a mobile shop for the past five y...Read their story >
Butcher ShopVietnamMs. Phấn operates a food stall selling meat. She is requesting a loan to purchase meat to resell. Phấn is 52 years old and she is single with two children. Phấn is the gro...Read their story >
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