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Grocery StoreNicaraguaThe Sagrado Corazón de Jesús [Sacred Heart of Jesus] communal bank is comprised of three members who are responsible mothers of families with seven children under their res...Read their story >
Personal Products SalesPhilippinesLaura is a hardworking entrepreneur who has a business selling dry goods in the Philippines. She is borrowing PHP 17,000 through NWTF to buy more stock like slippers, s...Read their story >
PerfumesJordanHeba has a small project which is making perfumes and selling them and has asked for a loan to improve her project to be able to buy tools and supplies for making more perf...Read their story >
Clothing SalesColombiaÁngela is 57 years old, supported by the experience she has gained through her work as a masseuse since 1995. She provides massages to relax as well as post-operative. She ...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesMerlinda is a married woman with ten children. She is a very hard working entrepreneur. Merlinda is 50 years old and has five children are currently in school. Merlinda ...Read their story >
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