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AgriculturePeruAgapito, 57, is a hardworking man who lives in Irazola with his family. He has 6 children and a wife who has always supported him unconditionally, and gives thanks to God f...Read their story >
General StorePakistanJamila is a 48-year-old married woman. A year ago, she started a small general store in her community to contribute to the family income. She offers various goods for daily...Read their story >
Fuel/FirewoodPhilippinesEditha works hard to support her family. She is married and has a buy and sell firewood and charcoal business in the Philippines. Editha has requested a PHP 17,000 loan thr...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorEvelyn previously applied for a loan and had very good results with it. This time she is applying for another loan in order to buy grazing cattle, and beans, sugar, salt, s...Read their story >
Fish SellingSenegalThe Sop Mame Diarra 5 "Beug Manal Sa Bop" Credit Group is an affiliate group of a network of businesswomen and women who work with seafood. This group is made up of five me...Read their story >
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