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General StoreEl SalvadorJuan doesn't have much produce left to sell to customers in his shop, so is asking for a new loan to invest in buying items such as pasta, soap, snacks, soft drinks, juice,...Read their story >
AgricultureSenegalThe DEGGO group, whose president is Seynabou, is made up of 10 people. They all live in the same village and are in the same business, which is truck farming. The president...Read their story >
RetailParaguayAna is 36 years old and is a single mother with 3 children. She comes from a family of farmers who have planted sugarcane and vegetables. She was encouraged by her family...Read their story >
Food StallKenyaSikuku appreciates the support of the previous loan. With the KES 50,000 loan Sikuku is requesting, she wants to purchase for her business, bundles of wheat flour, maize fl...Read their story >
VehicleCambodiaPanha (in the photo) is 21 years old and lives in a village outside of Phnom Penh City. He has two young sons. Panha and his wife are garment factory workers. They commute ...Read their story >
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