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Milk SalesPakistanFouzia is 30; she is the mother of one child. She lives in Lahore, Pakistan. Fouzia is a housewife, and looks after her family at home. Her husband owns a small dairy f...Read their story >
ServicesIndonesiaSiti runs a small stall selling snacks, groceries and mobile phone airtime credits. Siti lives in Jakarta, an urban area. Siti is married and living with five people in the...Read their story >
Animal SalesKosovoRemzi, at 24 years old, is recently married and living with his father, sister and his wife in a small village. In order to earn a living, he sells wood for heating to othe...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorNelson is 20 years old, and for approximately three years he has worked for a company that is close to where he lives. He is a visionary man who wants to improve the condi...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesVirginia is 31 years old and single. She runs a general store in the Philippines, and requested a PHP 13,000 loan through NWTF to purchase more groceries to sell in her ...Read their story >
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