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Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorAt 21 years of age Evelin lives in a very modest dwelling together with her husband. She has been working in housekeeping services in a nearby beach hotel for three years. ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesFiladelfa is a 66-year-old married woman with four grown dependents. She runs a sari-sari (variety) store. She sells various merchandise like canned goods, noodles, bis...Read their story >
ServicesIndonesiaGood day, lenders! This is Lilis, one of Ruma's agents. Lilis lives in South Bogor, West Java, located about an hour drive from Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia. She ...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportKenyaJoseph is 38 years old, married and blessed with four children. He has a motorcycle transport business and has been running it for five years. He will be using the loan to ...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesKenyaVenic is 38 years old, married to Thomas and supports 3 children. She has been practicing farm supply on the open market for the last 5 years earning KES11,000 per mont...Read their story >
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