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RetailEl SalvadorJosé invested his previous loan improving the inventory of products he sells from his vehicle. He won new clients and increased sales and profits, which have enabled him to...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesSamoaTalaloa is a 63-year-old widow with 6 children. She makes and sells ice-cakes in her community to earn a living. She has 3 years of experience with this business. Talal...Read their story >
Internet CafeColombiaMiladis is a resident of a neighborhood located in the municipality of Barranquilla. She is 47 years old and the mother of four children: three young men, ages 29, 28, and...Read their story >
ClothingColombiaJhon is 36 and he wants to start a business selling clothes and jewelry, specifically, handmade accessories like earrings, bracelets, bangles, necklaces, made with simple m...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesTajikistanHakima was born in 1972. She is very kind woman. Hakima is a mother of two children. She is married and her husband is a worker. Hakima works in a café as a waitress. She's...Read their story >
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