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Grocery StoreHondurasMartha is 37 years old and lives with her partner. She has two children and lives in the Quimistán, Santa Bárbara municipality near Cofradía. Two years ago she establish...Read their story >
Grocery StoreKenyaHenry is a 42-year-old man with five children aged 18, 17, 14, 11 and 7 years old, and whom he supports. This is his fourth loan of KES 35,000. He was introduced to Vis...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesNelly is 36 years old and married with four school-aged children. She works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requests 13,0...Read their story >
Clothing SalesPakistanZaib.ul.Nisa is forty-eight years old and an active borrower with BRAC Pakistan. She is a mother of five children and her husband is a plumber by profession. Zaib.ul.Nisa h...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesEstelita is a hardworking entrepreneur who has a general store business in the Philippines. She is borrowing PHP 10,000 through NWTF to buy additional items like soap, ...Read their story >
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