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RetailPakistanIrfan is an active borrower of BRAC Pakistan. He lives in Wazirabad, Pakistan. He has two children and by profession he is a cotton merchant in the local market. Irfan is o...Read their story >
CattleEcuadorRené has already been in the livestock business for eight years. He is 37 years old, married, and has four children. His oldest daughter is in high school and the other t...Read their story >
FarmingEl SalvadorJosé states that the previous loan allowed him to increase his planting area a little and have an abundant harvest of quality grains. He was able to improve his sales. With...Read their story >
VehicleNicaraguaÁlvaro David is 35 years old, married, and has two school-aged children. He lives in the town of El Sauce, located 90 kilometers to the west of Leon. In spite of being lo...Read their story >
Cloth & Dressmaking SuppliesPakistanRukhsana is a 52-year-old married woman. She has dealt in business, selling cloth in her locality, for the past three years. She buys cloth of different fabrics, in various...Read their story >
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