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TransportationPakistanSabita is a 27-year-old married woman and a mother of two children. Her husband (shown in the photo) is a van driver by profession. He drives in the main city and makes eno...Read their story >
RestaurantPhilippinesDinah is married and she works hard to support her family. She has a restaurant business in the Philippines, and also earns additional income from farming rice and pig f...Read their story >
FarmingEl SalvadorWilberto used the previous loan to buy agricultural materials to grow basic grains. His financial situation has improved little by little and he has started to sell fruit ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorJose is 24 years old. He studied through high school and did not continue due to his parents' lack of resources. He has been in a relationship for three years with his ...Read their story >
Milk SalesPakistanRani is hardworking married woman with seven children. In order to support her husband in taking care of the family, she began the business of milk selling. She is known in...Read their story >
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