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Home Products SalesNicaraguaShorly is a kind woman. Approximately 6 months ago she joined the communal banking group Alerta, made up of three hard-working women. Her goal was to access a loan in orde...Read their story >
Grocery StoreNicaraguaThe solidarity group is made up of three successful members. It is coordinated by Migdalia, a 46-year-old married woman, who has been the owner of a general store for 9 yea...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPhilippinesJovencia is 52 years old and lives in Tabo-o, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is married, with four children who are now at their adult age. Jovencia has earned a livi...Read their story >
RetailColombiaMaría is a fighter, a force of nature with a great talent for business and an innate charisma that defines her. She started her business a few years ago with a little bit o...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesUgandaRichard is a 36-year-old, married man living in Kamwenge, Uganda. He used his previous loan to buy produce such as maize and beans to sell. Price fluctuation and unpredicta...Read their story >
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