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Used ClothingUgandaAlice is a female Ugandan, aged 36, a widow, and a resident of Kiyahura Kabwora. She has 5 children between the ages of 15 and 3, and four of them attend school; she takes...Read their story >
PubColombiaLuz, 50, is divorced and has been working in commerce for 20 years. She currently has two coffe-bar businesses in the city which she and her daughter run. She is in the ...Read their story >
Consumer GoodsTajikistanFiruza was born in 1981. She is married and has three children, who are not adults. Firuza is a sewer; she sews wonderful women’s dresses. She has worksed in this fiel...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorDalia has decided to take another loan so that she can continue with her business selling pupusas [grilled, filled corn cakes] and stock up her store. She will invest this...Read their story >
FarmingKyrgyzstanAtyrbubu has turned to Bai Tushum Bank for a successive loan. She is a member of the Iigilik-3 group along with two other people. The loan she received previously allowed h...Read their story >
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