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Milk SalesBoliviaCristina has a boyfriend and the couple have 5 children. The family lives in a modest adobe house. Cristina sells milk. She needs a loan to buy a milking cow because she...Read their story >
Personal Products SalesPhilippinesMezzana Aiza works hard to support her family. Mezzana Aiza is single with one child and has a buy and sell personal items business in the Philippines. Mezzana Aiza requ...Read their story >
ConstructionAzerbaijanMehman is 47 years old and he is married. He has a daughter and she is going to be married. Mehman is a small farmer. He keeps livestock and raises three cows. He uses the...Read their story >
ServicesIndonesiaGood day, lenders! Now it’s time for you to meet one of Ruma’s agents, Susilo. Susilo lives in Lumajang, located approximately 150 km southeast of Surabaya, the capital cit...Read their story >
PigsVietnamMrs. Huong, born in 1989, a Thai-ethnic woman, has been in the program of M7-MFI’s forerunner since January, 2007. She currently lives with her husband and her two daughter...Read their story >
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