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Home Products SalesNicaraguaFelina is a friendly woman who belongs to the Miskito ethnic group of the Krukira community, which is located two hours from the town of Puerto Cabezas. She is 36, married,...Read their story >
Electronics RepairVietnamMrs Nguyệt has a shop providing electric devices service. She has been involved in this business for more than 10 years.
She is requesting a loan to purchase su...Read their story >
CafeColombiaLuz is a humble worker who lives in the city of Medellín with a life full of dreams, hopes, and the best wishes for her family. She is the mother of 3 children, for whom sh...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaPhen, who is a farmer from Sithor Kandal district of Prey Veng province, is 56 and a mother of six dependent children. To earn the main sources of income to support her fam...Read their story >
Food StallMexicoJoaquina took a loan with Kubofinanciero and payed for it on time. Now she is asking for a new one in order to buy new merchandise and grow her businessRead their story >
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