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CattleUgandaDaniel has been a client of UGAFODE for three cycles now. He is 45 years old, married with eight children and a resident of rural Ntungamo. He is applying for a loan of 3,...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorAna is 47 years old and lives with her husband and children. Ana is very enterprising and for 30 years has made a living selling hens and tamales in the areas near her home...Read their story >
CattleTajikistanBibiroziya is a resident of the Vakhsh district. She is 48 years old and married. Bibiroziya is a sociable and hardworking woman. She is a mother of four children. She has ...Read their story >
VehiclePeruJuan is a young entrepreneur, single and 23 years old, who lives in Santiago along with his family. He is a person who has a great desire to get ahead. His greatest motivat...Read their story >
SewingColombiaDoriela, 45, is a dedicated and hardworking micro-entrepreneur. She's a dressmaker who works for third parties. It all began more than 10 years ago when she worked in a g...Read their story >
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