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General StoreUgandaYosam is 37 years old and lives in the town of Lyatonde in the Mbarara region of Uganda. He is married and has four children, two of whom currently attend school. For the p...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesTanzaniaNelly is in her early 30s and is single with no small kids. She has been running a business of selling charcoal for one year now. She works from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, and...Read their story >
AgricultureColombiaDiego is a 35-year-old farmer who was raised in the fields; he learned his trade thanks to his parents and today he grows tree tomatoes for a living. Diego is a man wh...Read their story >
Animal SalesTajikistanAlisher successfully repaid his previous loan and used it to develop his business. He is very grateful to everyone who has helped him with the financing. Today, Alisher's b...Read their story >
Mobile PhonesMongoliaMrs. Byambachimeg used her previous loan to buy computer spare parts from China and expanded her business substantially. She has been selling computers and spare parts for ...Read their story >
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