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Food Production/SalesSenegalEstablished January 14, 1998, this banc villageois is made up of women who are highly engaged in business development. All of the group members live in the same neighborhoo...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesPatrocinia, 64 years old, is married and has five children. She works hard to provide for her family. For the past 28 years, Patrocinia has run a general store in the Phili...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesPedra is 50 years old and married with six children. With two children still in school, Pedra works very hard to provide for them. Pedra runs a general store in the Phil...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorEliazar studied through high school. He is married and his wife is a homemaker. He has one son that doesn't go to school yet. Eliazar works as a developer in a health in...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaAidah is married with three children, all of them go to school. She has applied for a loan of UGX 1,800,000 from MCDT-SACCO to buy sugar, rice, flour, beans, cooking oil an...Read their story >
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