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General StoreColombiaThank you for supporting Nevys with her grocery store. She was able to buy rice, sugar, coffee, cold meats and vegetables with the loan, to increase her stock and to cover ...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaLuz is 54 years old and runs her own business, a convenience store, which she started up several years ago as a way of making money to help her husband out with the househo...Read their story >
Barber ShopIraqHaydar is a youth client from Iraq. He is 26 years old, married and has a child. Haydar is the only provider for his family. Haydar is a barber. After previously worki...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesTajikistanOmina is a determined woman. She was born in 1954. Omina is married and has three daughters. She and her family live in poverty in the northern part of Tajikistan. Omina wo...Read their story >
Food StallBoliviaThe "Las Amitosas de Rio Seco" communal bank is comprised of eight members, six women and two men. They work in various jobs. The president of the bank is Yudith, 42. She h...Read their story >
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