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FishingPhilippinesJocelyn is a hardworking entrepreneur who runs a fishing business in the Philippines. She has requested a loan for PHP 12,000 from NWTF to buy fishing gear and other equipm...Read their story >
TaxiPeruIsmael is a hardworking man with a great desire to succeed. For some years, he has been engaged in providing taxi services in his native city, Ica. His family is his grea...Read their story >
Higher education costsJordanMohammad is a 21-year-old single man living with his eight family members in Irbid, Jordan. He is a university student majoring in Computer Science, now in his third ye...Read their story >
Grocery StoreColombiaJorge's an astute man with a deli business that's in a district for entertainment and sharing with friends, older adults who get together and share a drink with friends for...Read their story >
Shoe SalesPakistanIrshad is the age of 36 and living in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. Her husband owns a shoe shop in which he sells a variety of shoes. He buys shoes from different shoe man...Read their story >
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