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Farm SuppliesKenyaCharles is 50 years old. He is married to Salina and they have five children between 10 and 26 years old. For the past 20 years, Charles has been a farmer and he earns an i...Read their story >
TaxiAzerbaijanFiday is a taxi driver. He is 41 years old and married, and he has two children. One of them is going to ninth class, and the other is going to seventh class of school. His...Read their story >
Grocery StoreMexicoThe "Familiar" communal bank is made up of three members who are a family, which is why they decided to give this name to their group. Their names are Martin, Lourdes and G...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorElevi, 30, studied until the 9th grade and his wife is a stay at home mom. Two of their three children are in school. Elevi has worked in carpentry for seven years since...Read their story >
Mobile PhonesBoliviaFreddy, 21, sells mobile phones, chargers and accessories. He gets many orders for his products. This is his second loan with this organization. He will use it to buy ac...Read their story >
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