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General StorePhilippinesLito is 57 years old and has two children. His wife is engaged in a retail business that is a sari-sari store. With his desire to help his wife uplift their living conditio...Read their story >
RetailUgandaJohnson is 30 years old and married with one child living in Kasese, Uganda. Johnson operates a retail shop of general merchandise and has been in that business for 10 year...Read their story >
ClothingEl SalvadorLucia, who is 45 years old, has been selling clothing and products for personal use for 21 years. Her business is located in her place of residence. She lives in her own ho...Read their story >
Clothing SalesPhilippinesRebecca works hard to support her family. She is married and has a business selling ready to wear clothing in the Philippines. Rebecca requested a PHP 18,000 loan throug...Read their story >
Used ClothingCongo (DRC)Cigarulirwa is a shopkeeper and a member of the borrowing group Les Séraphins, clients of MFI [microfinance institution] Hekima. Cigarulirwa is married, 48 years old, and t...Read their story >
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