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Grocery StoreYemenAziz is a 28-year-old married man who lives in Sana'a, Yemen. He operates a grocery store. He has three years of experience in this business; therefore, he has a great deal...Read their story >
Clothing SalesKenyaEunice is a married woman. She has two children, age 4 years and 6 years. She describes herself as ambitious. She operates a retail business where she sells clothes. Sh...Read their story >
Consumer GoodsTajikistanMavlyuda is a repeat client. She has already borrowed 9 times. Mavlyuda is an honest and decent woman. She is a widow and has 2 children. Her son is 20 years old, and her d...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesSenegalThis group was created with the inauguration of the banc villageois, which brings together women from the same village. They also share family connections, which facilitate...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportNicaraguaAmor y Paz communal bank comprises three married parents who have five dependent children. They are from central Nicaragua, and they work hard, are responsible, and want to...Read their story >
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