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General StorePhilippinesVirginia is 43 years old and married with three children. Virginia works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a loan...Read their story >
Clothing SalesArmeniaArmen lives with his small, nice family in a cute and comfortable city called Vanadzor, in Lori region. He is married and he has a son. The care of their son as well as the...Read their story >
Motorcycle RepairKenyaJared is a married man. He describes himself to be a fast thinker. He operates a retail business where he repairs motorcycles. His business is located in a market area and ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesUkraineMikhail lives in Khoost. For 16 years has has earned a living by renting out properties. He plans to continue to run his business in order to financially support his two ...Read their story >
General StoreKenyaThis is Mwanamisi. She previously accessed a loan that she used to stock her retail shop business. Her earnings were a big help for her personal, household, and business ex...Read their story >
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