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Phone Use SalesIndonesiaGood day, lenders! We’d like you to meet one of Ruma agents, Elis. Elis lives in Sukabumi, a city located at the foot of Mount Gede in West Java, about 80 km (50 mi) from t...Read their story >
FarmingKyrgyzstanMairam is 54 and married with two children. She has been working in agriculture for more than 30 years. She is very hardworking and responsible and has been able to develop...Read their story >
Used ClothingEl SalvadorMaria decided to request a new loan to strengthen her business by buying bales of used clothes and other personal use products that her customers demand. She hopes to keep ...Read their story >
TaxiEcuadorThe members of the Luchando Por Un Sueño (Fighting for a Dream) communal bank meet every two weeks in the city of Tosagua. This place is known for being very dynamic, where...Read their story >
Education providerUgandaGreetings from Uganda! This is Balamu. He is the Head Teacher of Excel High School, a mixed school in the peri-urban area of Maganjo in Kampala with 410 students. Excel Hi...Read their story >
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