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PigsPhilippinesRomana is 58 years old and married with four children. Romana has an agricultural business fattening pigs in the Philippines. She requested a PHP 12,000 loan through NW...Read their story >
RestaurantPeruThe member belongs to the communal bank LOS PUNTUALITOS. It is located in the province of Cusco, in the department of Cusco. Rosmery is 28 years old, has one child and ...Read their story >
AgricultureEcuadorNelson is 34 years old. He is in a common law marriage and lives with his wife and children, aged 12, 11, 9, 8 and 4. He likes to go to church. He lives in the Ventana...Read their story >
Grocery StoreZimbabweTracy is 21 and single. She resides in the Muzarabani District of Zimbabwe. Ever since she left school she has been running a business buying and selling groceries from her...Read their story >
Clothing SalesGeorgiaNino is a 51-year-old woman. She lives with her husband, son, and parents-in-law in the Gori district. Her parents-in-law are provided with a retirement pension. The fa...Read their story >
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