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General StorePhilippinesChita is 50 years old and married with three children. She works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 17000 lo...Read their story >
Clothing SalesTanzaniaTausi is aged thirty and is not married. For nine years now, she has been running a shop selling kids clothes, a business she recommends for paying well. She wakes up early...Read their story >
General StoreBoliviaLucía is a 41-year-old woman, married, and mother to three children. Her home is found on Suriqui Island; along with her husband, they put forth the effort so that their...Read their story >
Fish SellingVietnamDung operates a food stall selling fish. She is requesting a loan to purchase more fish to resell Dung is 28 years old and is married with two children.. Dung is the gr...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesUgandaJesca is married with two children, one of whom goes to school. She also takes care of one additional family member (a brother). She has a business of selling charcoal, and...Read their story >
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