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ServicesPhilippinesEvangeline is married and has five children. She is 52 years old and lives in Maloro, Tangub City. She earns a living offering manicure/pedicure services. She now has bee...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportPhilippinesEsterlita is married and settled for a living in Clarin with her family. She owns and operates a motorcycle transport business to earn a living. The business is doing we...Read their story >
RetailEl SalvadorJosé works selling hammocks, home entertainment shelving and sound systems when he gets orders for them, and various electrical appliances. He has made a living with this a...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesNenita is 62 years old and married with eight children. She works very hard to provide for them. Nenita runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 19,00...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaHello, lenders! Meet Enock, 27 years of age, hardworking and energetic. He hails from the Litein area of Kenya, an area that is blessed with good climatic conditions and we...Read their story >
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