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Higher education costsJordanMusab is a 20-year-old university student majoring in hospital management. He is in his first year which is the beginning of his study journey. Musab has always wanted to d...Read their story >
FoodPhilippinesMonalisa is 40 years old, married, and has five children, four of whom are currently in school. She is a very hard-working entrepreneur who has a food vending business in t...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesKenyaShadrack appreciates the previous loan that helped him expand his business. For the past four years, he has operated a retail shop business selling household consumable...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesSamoaShanndy is a 17-year-old married woman with 1 child. She makes and sells chicken pies in her community to earn a living. To earn some extra cash, she also does elei printin...Read their story >
Souvenir SalesSamoaValeai is 40 years old and married with 5 children. She owns and operates a small flea market selling a variety of items. She has been doing this for 2 years. Valeai ne...Read their story >
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