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JewelryPakistanTahira is a 43-years-old married woman and a mother of three children. The man shown in the photo is Tahira’s husband, who deals in the business of selling different jewelr...Read their story >
General StoreSamoaTaape is 45 years old and married, with one child. She owns and operates a shop in her village, selling a variety of items. She has been doing this for six years. Taape...Read their story >
RetailEl SalvadorOscar is 32 years old and for the past several years has been working selling crabs in the different markets that are close to his house. He has a large clientele because o...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanSeyilbu is 48 years old, married, and the mother of three children. Seyilbu has a higher education. She works in a school as an English teacher. For the last 11 years, she ...Read their story >
Home EnergyHaitiThis loan helps Bilito get connected to his local prepay microgrid. Bilito is a 62-year-old father of 7, with one going to school. He is a farmer and lives in a small wh...Read their story >
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