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LivestockPeruA group of neighbors and friends make up the “Apu Los Nevados” communal bank of the Carpapampa community, in the Paucartambo district, Paucartambo province. This communal ...Read their story >
General StoreTimor-LesteMartina is 33 years old and she is now applying for a loan of $1,000 USD to improve her business. She opened her kiosk in 2000 with her own working capital of $70. Mar...Read their story >
ClothingSenegalSogui is a 23-year-old man who is single and lives with his parents. After observing the high cost of living, he set out to sell ready-to-wear women's fashion. He manages t...Read their story >
ClothingTimor-LesteVirginia is applying for a loan of $1,200 to improve her business; this is her first loan. She will use the loan to buy some additional supplies to keep in her store such a...Read their story >
ServicesBoliviaNancy lives alone in an apartment in La Paz. She is an independent consultant and needs a loan to pay for a course to update her knowledge. Her dream is to continue studying.Read their story >
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