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Motorcycle TransportUgandaPatrick used the previous loan to buy a motorcycle, which he intends to hire out. He rides a motorcycle to earn a living. He started the business after dropping out of scho...Read their story >
CattleTajikistanNargiza is a 36-year-old farmer from the Spitamen region. She is a married women. She has two children, ages 15 and 17. Nargiza rents 0.50 hectares of irrigated land, on wh...Read their story >
FoodSierra LeoneThis is 31 year-old Idrissa. He is single with no children, but does help support a school-aged child who helps him with his business. In 2010, Idrissa established his prov...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesArlene works hard to support her family. She is married and has a general store business in the Philippines. Arlene has requested a PHP 24,000 loan through NWTF to purchase...Read their story >
SewingPakistanShazia is a 38-year-old, hardworking woman who has four children. For the last eight years, she has been providing the service of stitching clothes in her locality. She is ...Read their story >
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