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CattleEl SalvadorGloria is 37 years old and has been raising cattle for 12 years. She sells her products in the surrounding areas that are near where she lives. Gloria resides in her own ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesUgandaDeo is a 45-year-old married man with three children living in Fort Portal, Uganda. He is a retailer and at the same time does farming. He faces challenges of high competit...Read their story >
Auto RepairPakistanKhalid is a 49-year-old married man. He resides in Lahore, Pakistan. He is a father of three sons and three daughters. He is a vehicle mechanic by profession. He provides s...Read their story >
Home Products SalesJordanBaker is a twenty-four-year-old single man living in al Baqaa – one of the Palestinian refugee camps in Jordan. He finished the diploma degree in engineering but did not fi...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesJuly Grace thought she was in the right place when she joined the microfinance group of Paglaum MPC. She decided to give it a try after she learned she can request financia...Read their story >
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