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General StoreSamoaFiapito, age 36, operates a small store business to earn an income. She sells flour, rice, sugar, chicken legs, and a number of daily consumption goods in her store, which ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorElsy, age 64, gets along with help from her son, who works and helps support her, and her own business selling atol de chuco, a typical Salvadorian drink made with fermente...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaEverce has a retail shop in Hoima, Uganda. She is a hardworking married woman with one child, aged four years. She started business so as to take care of her basic necessit...Read their story >
TaxiUgandaDavid used the previous loan to buy tires and repair his taxi. He not only owns a mini-bus which he uses to transport people on given routes, but he also has a motorcycle w...Read their story >
Used ClothingKenyaDoris is thankful for the support of the previous loan that enabled her to increase her territory in the business. Now she comes to you requesting a new loan of KES 20,00...Read their story >
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