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Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorDina, 36, is a hardworking woman who has achieved owning her own home where she lives with her two children, one grown and the other 10 years old, as well as her 22 year-ol...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaSerah is 35 years. She is married to John and together they have been blessed with five children aged between 15 and seven years old.She is a farmer, and she has been in th...Read their story >
Fish SellingVietnamMrs. Thu operates a food stall selling fish. She has been involved in this business for more than ten years. She is requesting a loan to purchase fish to resell. Thu is 33...Read their story >
RetailYemenThis borrower group is called Al- Hanan 5. It consists of four women from Hodeidah, Yemen. They applied for a loan of 240,000 YER from Al-Amal Microfinance Bank. One wom...Read their story >
LivestockAzerbaijanMubarek is a 24-year-old Internally Displaced Person. She is married, and her husband works as a butcher. They have children of school age. Mubarek loves her family and wor...Read their story >
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