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General StorePhilippinesNelly is 56 years old, married with two children. She works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 24000 loan th...Read their story >
Personal Products SalesPhilippinesLuzviminda is a hardworking entrepreneur who has a direct selling of personal collection products business in the Philippines.
She is borrowing PHP 20,000 throu...Read their story >
Clothing SalesKenyaSabina is a married woman. She has 2 children. She operates a retail business where she sells clothes. She has been involved in this business for 10 years. Her business is ...Read their story >
FarmingSamoaDorothy is 19 years old and single with no children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market. She ha...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesAlberta is a woman with seven children. She is a very hard-working entrepreneur. Alberta is 49 years old and has one child in school. Alberta has a fish-vending business...Read their story >
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