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General StoreUgandaMary is a second-time borrower of the Institution applying for a loan of 2,000,000 Uganda shillings (UGX). She is a married woman of six children that she takes care of wit...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaIvania decided to venture out on her own and she is now a small businesswoman who earns a living making and selling tortillas. This allows her to be close to her son and a...Read their story >
RestaurantUgandaEmmanuel is 32 years old and lives in the town of Ojwina in the Lira region of Uganda. He is married and has two children, with one of them currently in school. For the pas...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesColombiaMaria is a female head of family, a woman of 61 years old who has managed to support her 5 children thanks to catalogue product sales, a line of work that her friend taught...Read their story >
Butcher ShopKenyaVii is 48 years old and married, and he and his spouse have been blessed with 8 children. He has a butchery business in Makueni town, and it has been profitable. He plans t...Read their story >
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