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Cloth & Dressmaking SuppliesPakistanZahida is a 31-year-old married woman. She has 3 children. She is a vigorous lady, and for the past 10 years she has been running a business buying and selling cloth. Z...Read their story >
Clothing SalesLebanonNisrine is the featured borrower for the Al Nawal group. She got together with her other group members to take this Al Majmoua loan because they have always been neighbors ...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorOscar, 31 years old, only went to school up to the third grade. He is partnered, and lives with his wife and 2-year-old child. His father taught him how to work in agricult...Read their story >
Soft DrinksSierra LeoneThis is 32-year-old Isata, who is married and has one dependent living with her for schooling. In 2007, Isata established her drinks (hard and soft) business to help in tak...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesKenyaMwanasiti appreciates the previous loan that helped her expand her business, a vegetable and fruit selling business. Her major goal is to become a leading fruit vending bus...Read their story >
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