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Shoe SalesEl SalvadorDora is 36 years old, lives in a house she owns with her four children and her husband, she sells shoes. Her business is located in the municipal market located close to h...Read their story >
Fish SellingSenegalThis group has been around since the very first loan cycle of the Banc Villageois, and it consists of women from the same village who share a strong social and professional...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorRubén decided to request a new loan because it's an important tool for improving his business. He'll buy agricultural inputs to grow basic grains and concentrated feed f...Read their story >
General StoreGeorgiaLida is a 51-year-old housekeeper who lives in the city of Tbilisi. She has a husband, daughter, son and father, who gets a pension from the local government. The only brea...Read their story >
Food MarketSierra LeoneThis is 41-year-old Charles. He is married and has 3 children aged 21,14 and 4 years old. In 2000 Charles established his provisions business. He began his business bec...Read their story >
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