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Used ClothingPhilippinesNida works hard to support her family. Nida is married and has a business selling used clothing in the Philippines. Nida has requested a PHP 12,000 loan through NWTF to ...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaJairo is married and has a lot of determination to succeed. He has had a store in a city neighborhood for 4 years. He works from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. Jairo dreams of having ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesUganda"Peter is 38 years old and lives in the town of Kayunga in the Mukono region of Uganda. He has three children who are all currently in school. For the past three years, Pet...Read their story >
RetailNicaraguaWith a delicious aroma of grilled meat is how Doña María Luisa receives all of her customers in her eatery today in the city of Granada. Her smile, friendliness and her del...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesGina is 45 years old and married with two children who are in school. She works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested...Read their story >
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