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Grocery StoreUgandaAnnet is a single mother. She operates a kiosk from her home area on a retail basis and has been in this business for many years. She has applied for a loan of 1,300,000...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesIndiaJasmin, a 29-year-old lady, is the featured borrower of Maa Baman Dei SHG-D from the village Kandulguda of Koraput district. Jasmin is the one standing to the right in the ...Read their story >
RetailEl SalvadorFroilán is a 44-year-old man who demonstrates persistence every day to make a living. Despite his physical difficulties he has managed to succeed in his small business sell...Read their story >
General StoreVietnamThịnh has a retail business selling cakes, sweets, sugar, milk, etc. She is requesting a loan to purchase more cakes, sweets, sugar, milk, etc. to resell. Thịnh is 40 y...Read their story >
JewelryEl SalvadorGuillermina, 60 years old, is an earring and jewelry saleswoman. She is a single mother and lives with her only son, her daughter-in-law and her grandson. Guillermina ha...Read their story >
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