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Beauty SalonLebanonOla is the featured borrower for Samar Group. She got along with her other group members to take this Al Majmoua loan because they have always been neighbors and friends. T...Read their story >
Home Products SalesMozambiqueIsna is 42 years old and married. She has five children, four of whom are still in school and one doesn't study. She lives with them and with two nieces in a house that she...Read their story >
AgricultureCambodiaA local farmer from the Phnom Proek district of Battambang province, Nim is 60 years old and a mother of six children. As the main source of her family’s income, she grows ...Read their story >
TailoringPakistanHaleema is 58 years old. She is a very talented lady and excels at her work of stitching. She has gotten a lot of appreciation from her community. Some years ago, she start...Read their story >
AgricultureKenyaPeter is 62 years old and has eight children. He has been a farmer for more than 30 years and is always said to be a very resourceful person. Even though Peter is the only ...Read their story >
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