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AgricultureEl SalvadorBernardo is 67 years old and studied up to Grade 4. He is married and is the father of 3 children who are now married and independent. He lives alone with his wife in his h...Read their story >
ServicesIndonesiaGood day, lenders! Now it’s time for you to meet one of new Ruma agents, Ahmad. Ahmad lives in South Bogor, West Java, located about an hour from Jakarta, the capital city....Read their story >
Food StallBoliviaThe entrepreneurial bank group, Las Rosas, is made up of nine women members. They work in a variety of areas, including produce, juice, clothing, cosmetics, and food sales....Read their story >
Higher education costsDominican RepublicLeonardo is a young medicine student. He is requesting this loan to pay for his studies and this is his story: "My name is Leonardo. I am 23 years old and currently liv...Read their story >
ServicesKenyaArthur is a married man. He has one child. He describes himself to be caring. He operates a M-Pesa business where he offers mobile phone-based money transfer services. ...Read their story >
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