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General StoreEl SalvadorMaria is 54 years old and lives in her own home with her husband and daughter. She owns a small store, which is located in her home. Maria has owned the business for approx...Read their story >
Fish SellingVietnamMrs Liên has a retail business selling fish. She is requesting a loan to purchase fish to resell. Liên has been involved in this business for six years. Liên is 32 years...Read their story >
Home EnergyPalestineAhmad is a 29-year-old married man from Dier Al-Balah city. He lives with his wife and three kids. Ahmad works as an employee in the public sector where he gets a very ...Read their story >
AgricultureSamoaAsosa is a 52-year-old mother with one child and has a business selling vegetables (cabbages, eggplants, cucumbers) in her community to earn a living. Asosa requested a...Read their story >
FarmingSamoaPuafiti is a 32-year-old mother with three children. She runs a small business selling taro and bananas in her village to earn a living. She has been doing this for more th...Read their story >
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