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Clothing SalesLebanonHanadi is a 43-year-old married mother of five children, who has been working since four years ago at her house selling clothes, underwear and special blankets and bed shie...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaMaraimpun lives north of Bogor, a semi-urban area about two hours from Jakarta. Maraimpun is married and lives with more than six persons in the family home. Maraimpun...Read their story >
Milk SalesPakistanBalqees, age 31, is a married woman. She is running business selling milk for the past three years. She has two cows for milk. She sells milk to many of her neighbors, alon...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMonina had been in her buy and sell business for many years. With her generated income, she was able to sustain their living and has successfully repaid her previous loan t...Read their story >
Spare PartsPakistanFaheem is a 50-year-old active borrower of BRAC Pakistan. She is a mother of seven children. Her husband is an owner of a spare parts shop by profession; he has been runnin...Read their story >
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