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RetailEcuadorThe loan group "Sol Naciente" is made up of 6 women who with their work, help to improve the economy of their households in order to move their families forward in life. Th...Read their story >
RetailBoliviaMonica keeps on doing the same activity of selling cleaning products. She says that she did very well with the previous loan since she used it to buy a variety of cleaning ...Read their story >
ServicesIndonesiaIcah runs a small stall selling groceries and mobile phone airtime credits. Icah lives in Sukabumi, a semi-urban area about 2.5 hours from Jakarta. Icah is married and livi...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaDora is a 52-year-old woman and the mother of a son who brings in financial support. She sells various products such as bath scrubbers, towels, bags, and other items as a ...Read their story >
CattleTajikistanBibihafiza is a mother to two sons. They are 28 and 26 years old. They, like their father, work on the farm. For many years, Bibihafiza, her husband and her sons have lived...Read their story >
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