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Motorcycle TransportPhilippinesVictor operates a "habal-habal" or a motorcycle modified to seat more than two people. He transports passengers in his community for a certain fee. Aside from operating a ...Read their story >
CafeEl SalvadorMaría used her previous loan to purchase primary materials for her store and for her pupusa shop. This allowed her to maintain her business in the market, earn income to pa...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesRowena is a businesswoman from Pagadian. She is 53 years old, married and has expertise in selling. She runs a little sari-sari (convenience) store and earns a small income...Read their story >
RetailColombiaCesar started selling beer and drinks months ago. He learned this business activity thanks to a friend. He sought out this business activity as an alternative way of gene...Read their story >
Soft DrinksVietnamHieu would like to take a further loan to buy more beverages for selling and to repair her house.
Hieu's previous loan enabled her to increase her sales and ear...Read their story >
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