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Clothing SalesDominican RepublicSanta is the coordinator of the group "Mujeres y Hombres Avanzando 6", (Women and Men Going Forward 6). Her group is located in Samana, a lush, rugged peninsula with a ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesCresilda is 46-years-old and married with three children. With two children in school, Cresilda works very hard to provide for them. Cresilda runs a general store in th...Read their story >
ServicesNicaraguaVíctor Manuel has been the owner of an artisan tannery for the past 40 years. He is a single father of 5 children, of whom just one is under his care. He begins his work at...Read their story >
General StorePakistanShehnaz is a 34-year-old married woman. She is the mother of six. In order to support her husband financially, she started a small general store in her locality. Shehnaz i...Read their story >
Home EnergyHaitiThis loan helps Iveel get connected to his local prepay micro-grid. Iveel is a 56-year-old father of five, with four going to school. He lives in a small white house in ...Read their story >
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