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Mobile PhonesPakistanAbida is an active borrower of BRAC Pakistan. She lives with her five children and husband in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Her husband is the guardian of her family; he has been r...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesVirgie lives in the coastal area of Carles in Iloilo, Philippines. Considering the place, most people in her community rely on fishing to earn a living. She has been fishin...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorJosé is a 57-year-old man who resides in his own home along with his life companion and their 33-year-old daughter. He is always looking for ways to help his family get ah...Read their story >
Electronics RepairParaguayAgusto is married and has already raised a family; his children are already adults, all of them professionals. Through great effort, he was able to help them get ahead in l...Read their story >
RestaurantVietnamDung operates a small restaurant selling soup. She is applying for a loan to purchase more ingredients for the soup she cooks. Dung is the group leader of the Nhóm 02 Th...Read their story >
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