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Motorcycle TransportGuatemalaAsucena is a 32 year old woman. She is single and lives with her four children in the community of Santa Catarina. To generate income and get her family ahead, Asucena w...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesPrima is 45 years old and married with four children. With three children in school, Prima works very hard to provide for them. Prima runs a general store in the Philip...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPhilippinesJoel is known in his neighborhood as being a hard-working father. He is engaged in fishing activities and labor work to earn income to provide for his family. He became a m...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesSonia is 52 years old and married and she works very hard to provide for her family.
She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 12,000 loan ...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaVincent, 24, is married with two children, one who goes to school. He lives in Kasese, Uganda. He operates a retail shop, selling general merchandise, and does farming for ...Read their story >
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