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Grocery StoreIndia“My husband and I run a grocery store to support ourselves,” says Chanbi, pictured with her hand raised. She is the featured borrower of the group. Chanbi is a very friendl...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMaría, 31, is a hardworking woman who lives in her own house with her life partner and her daughter, 7, and son, 9. She's a woman who has shown strength and tenacity provi...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaMutwalib is 56 years old and lives in the town of Mbale in the Mbale region of Uganda. He is married and has 5 children. For the past 12 years, Mutwalib has been working ha...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesAdela is 64 years old and married with nine children. She works very hard to provide for them.
Adela runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP ...Read their story >
FarmingUgandaDeo is a 33-year-old single father of two children, ages 2 and 5. He runs a produce business where he buys and sells beans, bananas and maize. He started the business in 20...Read their story >
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