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General StorePhilippinesHer name is Sittinona. She is thankful that she was granted an 18,000 PHP loan that she used to purchase more quantities and varieties of grocery items and products needed ...Read their story >
FoodKenyaMwanapili is a married woman with six children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food ...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesTajikistanMehvara is a cheerful and hardworking woman. She is divorced from her husband and has two dependent children. She appealed to Arvand when she first found out it was possibl...Read their story >
AgricultureBoliviaMr. Tomas and his wife Carmen live in Cochabamba, a province of Chapare; they are 36 and 35 years old, respectively. They both have an elementary school education, and a ma...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesAida, 69, is a widow with six children. Aida works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a 29500 PHP loan through NWT...Read their story >
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