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Fuel/FirewoodBoliviaNoel is a 26-year-old client of the institution. He is married and has two daughters who are 4 and 2 years old. His business is the sale of lubricants, oil, and additives f...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesLilian is 49 years old and married; she works very hard to provide for her family. Lilian runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 12,000 loan through...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaJacob, pictured above, has been a farmer for more than 30 years, and is now proud to represent his group of 16 farmers in Kakamega South District. He is 63 years old, marri...Read their story >
TransportationTajikistanThe man in the photo is named Jurabek. He is 37 years old. He is married with children. His wife is a housewife. She keeps order at home and cares for the children. The chi...Read their story >
Higher education costsTajikistanRahimqul is resident of the Navkent village in the Shahriston District. He is 60 years old. He is married and has three children. He has a higher education. Rahimqul works...Read their story >
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