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Clothing SalesParaguayThe Virgen de Fatima group is in its third loan cycle as part of the Women's Committee Program, where all members work and support each other to get ahead. Irma is reque...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorBlanca is 62 years old, single, and has an adult daughter who lives with her and helps her with the business. Blanca works selling clothes for women, men, and children. ...Read their story >
Used ClothingEl SalvadorMaria decided to request a new loan to strengthen her business by buying bales of used clothes and other personal use products that her customers demand. She hopes to keep ...Read their story >
Shoe SalesNicaraguaThis communal bank has 3 enterprising members who have a goal of investing in raw materials for their businesses. This way, their businesses can grow. Alma is the coordin...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorReina lives with her life partner. She is a very responsible person in her community. She works growing basic grains and raising pigs, which she learnt from her parents. Si...Read their story >
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