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Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorNely is 50 years old and a single mother. She lives in her own house with her 15-year-old daughter. She has made a living selling tortillas for 4 years now. Her business...Read their story >
PubUgandaJoseph used his previous loan to buy more maize to sell. He has been operating a bar and produce business since 2000 to date and is challenged by price fluctuations and bad...Read their story >
Clothing SalesKyrgyzstanDilfuza succesfully repaid her loan, after having used it as intended. She increased her income to 30,000 som (KGS) and was able to save money to purchase a car. She thanks...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorMilagro is 36 years old, married, and has three children ages 18, 15 and 12. All three are in school. Milagro didn't have the chance to study because her parents didn't hav...Read their story >
RetailYemenSalem is a 52-year-old married man and the father of four children. He lives with them in the city of Hodeidah, Yemen. He is an uneducated man, the sole breadwinner of the ...Read their story >
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