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Clothing SalesMaliGaladio Bakary is 43 years old, single, father of one child and lives in a large traditional family in Wayerma, one of the popular neighbourhoods of the town of Sikasso, th...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaPetronila is single. She has worked as a primary school teacher for 14 years. She urgently needs to build a bedroom, which was her motive for approaching the Ceprodel offic...Read their story >
HardwareKenyaRosemary has a hardware shop in the town of Nairobi and has been running this business for five years. She is 41 years old and married. Together with her spouse, she has be...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesEl SalvadorWith the previous loan, Mirna maintains her business in the market. She stocked up on lotions, creams, body creams and other staple products. The sales have generated new i...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorEdgar, 42, lives in his own house with his 5 children. He has been growing sugar cane, yucca, and basic grains, for several years, selling his products in different market...Read their story >
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