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FarmingCambodiaChhun Eang,48, is a mother of three children. She is a local farmer in the Phnom Proek district of Battambang province. Her household counts entirely on her maize farming ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesKosovoValentina is 37 years old and is married with 2 children. She lives together with her family in the village of one of the minority communities. Her husband is employed as a...Read their story >
Clothing SalesPhilippinesRosita is married with 10 children. She is a very hard working entrepreneur. Rosita is 52 years old and two of her children are in school. She requested a PHP 21,000 loa...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPeruCrower is a hard-working man, 26 years old, who lives in Ica with his wife and their 2 children. His family provides his major motivation to get ahead. It is for them that ...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesEl SalvadorAna has been able to improve the sales of fruits and vegetables with the help of the previous loan. She recouped her investment with better profits, which she used to pay o...Read their story >
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