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General StorePhilippinesElma works hard to support her family. Elma is married and has a general store business in the Philippines. Elma requested a PHP 11,000 loan through NWTF to purchase add...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMarilou is 35 years old, married, and has two children who are in school. Her husband is a farmer. When he has free time he operates their tricycle for passenger’s transpor...Read their story >
AgriculturePeruThese are the members that belong to the community bank group “Santa Isabel.” This group is located in the district of Santa Ana, located in the province of La Convención i...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorNoé, 35, has a high school education because his family did not have sufficient income to send him to college. He is married and has two small children aged 12 and 9 who ar...Read their story >
Higher education costsDominican RepublicRuddy Yaxander is a young Industrial Engineering student. He is asking for a loan to be able to cover his education costs. This is his story: My name is Ruddy. I am 18 ...Read their story >
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