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ServicesTanzaniaObedi, who is in his late thirties, is married with four children who are in school. He has been supporting his family by running a cafe and a cigarette business. He sells ...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesGeraldine has been in her piggery business for many years, earning well to make her living. She had successfully repaid her previous loan, used for the piggery and she had ...Read their story >
FarmingNicaraguaJuan continues working his crops and is currently working with his son. They sell fruit and he is asking for this loan to buy supplies such as complete fertilizer, triple,...Read their story >
CobblerPakistanM. Javaid Ahmed is a 45-year-old married man living in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. He is the father of two daughters and two sons. His daughters have reached the age ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesAnalyn is single and has a general store business in the Philippines. She has been in this business for ten years now, and also earns additional income from fish vending. S...Read their story >
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