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Charcoal SalesPhilippinesMaribeth is 39 years old and married with four children who are in school, Maribeth works very hard to provide for them. She runs a buy/sell charcoal business in the Phi...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaHello, lenders! Meet Turyaningsih. She is happily married, and she and her husband have been blessed with two children; a six-year-old daughter and a two-year-old son. They...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorAn opportunity has arisen for Elisa to have a new category in her snack business. She is requesting a new loan to buy a cart for making hot dogs and supplies for setting up...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesFlora is a 41-year-old married woman with six children. Her youngest child is six month old. Flora engages in raising and selling hogs. Her husband is a farmer and a ...Read their story >
Beauty SalonJordanReham is a married woman living in Madaba. She recently opened her beauty salon and has started work right after she bought the essential tools like hair dryer and brushes....Read their story >
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