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FishingPhilippinesPilardo is from Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte, in the Philippines. He is married, with seven children. Pilardo is a fisherman. He manages his own fishing business and owns...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesLebanonSawsan (center of photo) is the featured borrower for the Farah Aley Group. She decided to partner with friends to take out an Al Majmoua loan. They work hard to develop th...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorNorma, 37 years old, only studied until the eighth grade. She is married and her husband works in agriculture. They have two children and both are studying. Norma has so...Read their story >
Phone AccessoriesIndonesiaGood day, lenders! Now it’s time for you to meet one of Ruma’s agents, Diah. Diah lives in Cibubur, located about one hour drive from Jakarta, the capital city. She lives t...Read their story >
AgricultureTajikistanMuyassar is a cheerful woman. She was born in a remote district. Muyassar is married and has three children. She is an agricultural woman and likes her work. She is har...Read their story >
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