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HardwareEl SalvadorDina has decided to ask for another credit because it is a useful way to get supplies quickly. With this loan she will buy iron, nails, machetes and electrical supplies to...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaMarly works as a Primary School teacher in a Rural Education Center. She travels to here every day to give her classes which she has done for the past 12 years. She lives w...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesLuzminda is 68 years old and married with six children. Luzminda works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a 29,000...Read their story >
Home Products SalesPakistanM Azhar is a very hardworking and active borrower with BRAC Pakistan. He lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, with his family. His wife is a responsible housewife and all of his ...Read their story >
General StoreNicaraguaThe “Dios es Amor” (God is Love) communal bank consists of three members. Santos Francisca, 47, is single living in Chinandega Department in the west of the country. She ...Read their story >
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