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General StoreUgandaBadiru is 40 years old and lives in the town of Mayunge in the Jinja region of Uganda. He is married and has five children with three of them currently in school. For the p...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesCherly is 59 years old and married with three children. She works very hard to provide for them. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 17,000 l...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorClaudia, who is 45 years old, lives in her own house with her husband, who works as a baker. She makes and sells snacks such as tostadas of sliced potatoes, yucca, and plan...Read their story >
Construction SuppliesJordanMutasem was born in 1982. He is a married man living with his wife in a sector in Jordan called Marka. While his wife is working in a school, he is selling construction mat...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesEl SalvadorDolores has made arrangements for her business to have products which are under greater demand. She has applied for a new loan to invest in the purchase of fish, pineapples...Read their story >
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