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Cosmetics SalesGhanaThis group is made up of two ladies whoare on their third loan cycle with ID-Ghana and from the same area. They share a strong social and professional bond. They are both i...Read their story >
Food StallVietnamLan is requesting a new loan to buy new furniture for her food stall. This purchase will help her to better attract and satisfy her customers. Her previous loan enabled her...Read their story >
TransportationPhilippinesLeonora is a widow with four children. Her business involves a "jeepney" for hire or public transport. She does this work to support her children. She asked for a loan ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPhilippinesMerlyn is 54 years old. She is known in the Tudela area for her vulcanizing shop. She is actively participating in the various programs and services that PMPC offers. S...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaEster is a single woman, hard-working and very responsible. She has worked with her family in different businesses were she acquired sales experience. For over 4 years s...Read their story >
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