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General StorePhilippinesTiona works hard to support her family. She is married and has a general store business in the Philippines. Tiona requested a PHP 17,000 loan through NWTF to purchase mo...Read their story >
Construction SuppliesColombiaUriel is a creative, entrepreneurial and driven man who used to live in Medellín and worked there for several years at a business that produced plaster molds. Relatively re...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorSalvador is 46 years old. He did not have the opportunity to study. He is in a common-law marriage, and his life partner dedicates herself to domestic work. He has five chi...Read their story >
RetailJordanEman was born in 1978. She is married and lives with her husband and her four sons and daughters in a sector in Jordan called Dairalla. She has been trying her best to assi...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesImelda works hard to support her family. Imelda is married and has a fish vending business in the Philippines. She requested a PHP 50,000 loan through NWTF to buy additi...Read their story >
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