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Food Production/SalesPeruSebastiana continues to dedicate herself to the production and sale of dairy products like milk, cheese, and yogurt. She has been involved in this for many years and it's g...Read their story >
Fuel/FirewoodKosovoSkender wants to thank all who provided funding for his first loan, which enabled him to purchase some new tools for his tractor, which he uses to transport wood. The loan ...Read their story >
General StoreTimor-LestePaulina is applying for a loan of $800 from TRM (Tuba Rai Metin). She is 34 years old and married. She is running a kiosk in front of her house, and she will use the l...Read their story >
Clothing SalesGeorgiaLela is 42 years old and temporarily unemployed. She lives with her husband and 2 school-aged children in Chiatura district. The only source of income for this family of fo...Read their story >
Secretarial ServicesSenegalMr. Ibrahima is a man of more than 40 years of age who provides computer services. He is requesting a loan of 200,000 XOF to buy a printer and office supplies so he can pro...Read their story >
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