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General StoreTimor-LesteFrancisco lives in Liquisa. He is married and he is a businessman. He is applying for a loan of $1,000 USD from Tuba Rai Metin to improve his business. He has a shop for hi...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorRosa is 29 years old, and she couldn't go to school but learned to read and write. At present, she is in a relationship; her partner lives in the United States and works in...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesZenaida is 42 years old and a very hard working entrepreneur. Zenaida has a general store business in the Philippines. Zenaida requested a PHP 20000 loan amount through NW...Read their story >
Clothing SalesGuatemalaManuela is a very enthusiastic, creative and persevering woman. She's 40 years old, single, with three children between the ages of 2 and 12. This lovely family lives in a ...Read their story >
PigsCambodiaA mother blessed with one kid living in Siem Reap province, Sina is 45 years old. To struggle with her family’s hardship, she sells porridge and dessert. Moreover, she earn...Read their story >
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