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FishingPhilippinesAs a married parent of six children, Marialyn works hard to support her family. She has a fishing business in the Philippines, and also earns additional income from drie...Read their story >
RetailNicaraguaVictorino Asunción is a married adult with 3 minor children who are still his responsibility. He is a native of the municipality of Chinandega, located in the western part...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEcuadorIn Manabí's capital city of Portoviejo - known for many years as "The City of the Real Tamarinds" - the members of the "Virgen de Monserrate" loan group meet every fortnigh...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesGenelita is married and works hard to support her family. She has a general store business in the Philippines and has been in this business for seven years. Genelita has...Read their story >
General StoreVietnamMrs. Hiền has a retail business selling dry food. She has been involved in this business for more than 10 years. She is requesting a loan to purchase general household comm...Read their story >
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