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Farm SuppliesEl SalvadorJulio is 62 years old. He did not study and only learned to read and write because of his children. He is married, and his wife performs household chores. Julio makes a ...Read their story >
General StorePakistanSaleema is a 58-year-old married woman; she is a very enthusiastic person who has been successfully running a general store for many years. She offers a variety of daily-us...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesUgandaGodfrey is a hard-working man with 2 children living in Fort Portal, Uganda. He sells milk, matooke and timber, and at the same time earns a salary. He faces the challenge ...Read their story >
CerealsKenyaHello lenders, meet Mugambi. He is a hardworking smallholder farmer based in Mugwe in the Chuka area of Kenya. He has been doing farming on his two acre plot of land for mo...Read their story >
ServicesPhilippinesJean has faithfully paid back her previous loan which she used for her business. She also has been operating her own house rental business for 14 years and she earns a good...Read their story >
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