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PigsPhilippinesShe hails in the town of Panglao, Bohol. Her name is Vicenta, a fifty year old, is married with four children . Her youngest child is 15 and still attending school. She rai...Read their story >Funding via Community Economic Ventures, Inc. (CEVI), a partner of VisionFund International
Fish SellingColombiaYolima is a microbusiness owner who lives in the company of her spouse and children in the Barranquilla municipality. Her business of selling fish started together with her...Read their story >Funding via Fundación Mario Santo Domingo (FMSD)
CattleEcuadorAurelio is 36 years old, is married and has 4 children. His work is farming and cattle raising. He is asking for the loan to buy cattle which he will feed up and then sell ...Read their story >Funding via Cooperativa San Jose
Personal Housing ExpensesTimor-LesteJuaquim is applying for a loan of $1,000.00 to repair his house. He is married and he has three children. He will use the loan to buy sand, cement and wood. He is very ...Read their story >Funding via Tuba Rai Metin
PoultryZimbabweGladys has learned that it is not wise to put all her eggs in one basket, and she now enjoys the fruits of diversification. Aged 58, she is married with two children. After...Read their story >Funding via Thrive Microfinance ltd
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