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General StoreUgandaJulius is 39 years old and lives in the town of Nakaloke, in the Mbale region of Uganda. He is married and has three children, two of them currently in school. For the past...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesPeruKike is a young entrepreneur with big dreams. He works at a timber business in his hometown, Huaraz. He has much desire to improve himself, which is why he is studying ac...Read their story >
General StoreSamoaRosa is a 38-year-old single woman with 3 children. She owns and operates a small store to sell a variety of items. She has been doing this for 2 years. Rosa needs a lo...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesVictoria, 54 years old, is married and a resident of Molave, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. She joined Paglaum MPC to obtain a loan because she wanted to buy fishing n...Read their story >
CafeTajikistanThis entrepreneur by the name of Bahodur lives in the Mastchoh district of Khujand. He is 38, married, and has a university education in medicine. He worked in medicine f...Read their story >
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