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Motorcycle TransportKenyaWilson is 22 years old from Nakuru. He is married to Ann and they have no children yet. He is a farmer, a business he has been running for the last five years. He has a...Read their story >
Food StallGuatemalaOne of the members of the "Dúo el Guite" group is Ana Leticia who is 30 years old. She has been selling french fries for several years. At this time she is requesting a loa...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorThis borrower is 22 years old. She lives in her own house with her life companion. She has a store where she sells basic products such as beans, milk, eggs, and bread, amon...Read their story >
PropertyKenyaRuth lives in the Nanyuki area in Central Province, Kenya. She is 45 years old, married, and has three children. She knew of Milango through friends and now she seeks a loa...Read their story >
Food MarketTajikistanErgash is 29 years old and he lives in the capital city of Tajikistan, Dushanbe. He is married and the father of a 3-year-old child. He lives with his wife and a child, i...Read their story >
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