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FoodPhilippinesMarilyn is 38 years old and lives in Rizal, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is married with 3 children that are now at their school age. Marilyn formerly worked as an OF...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorMaría is 59 years old. She went to school up to the first grade. She is a single mother of 4 children, but only one daughter lives with her in her house. María has a ...Read their story >
Grocery StoreEl SalvadorInes is asking for a new loan to buy basic grains, lime powder, flour, propane gas, wood, soda pop etc. This will strengthen her store and will give her raw material in or...Read their story >
ServicesIndonesiaGood day, lenders! Now it’s time for us to introduce you to one of Ruma agents, Ayo. Ayo lives with his wife in Sukabumi, a city located at the foot of Mount Gede in West J...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesKenyaThis is Matia. Her previous loan was a big help in her business. She was able to buy more vegetables for her grocery business. She has been in this business for years now,...Read their story >
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