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Souvenir SalesAzerbaijanVidadi is 45 years old, married and has three children. He is living with his lovely family in the Baku region. Vidadi has a store; he has sold souvenirs and gift items in ...Read their story >
RetailColombiaDiana’s dream is extremely focused: to become independent and ACCOUNTABLE to nobody. That is why she requesting a loan to begin her own business to sell merchandise such as...Read their story >
Consumer GoodsYemenThis group is called Arej Al-Rawdah. It is comprised of four women from Sana'a, Yemen. They applied for a loan of 175,000 YER from AMB.
Layla is a 30-year-old, s...Read their story >
Grocery StoreTajikistanSaodat is a peaceful resident of Varzob, where she lives with her husband and three children. Her husband works and her three children are in school. She has a good and c...Read their story >
TransportationUgandaAdriano is a 30-year-old man with one child aged two years. He deals in transport and is also a chef. He faces a challenge of inadequate capital and high fuel prices. Howev...Read their story >
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