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Clothing SalesSierra LeoneThis is 37-year-old Abu. He is married and has three children aged 14, 9 and 1. He has one additional dependent who lives with him as a foster child. In 2002, Abu esta...Read their story >
JewelryLebanonRamziya is a 35-year-old married mother of two children. She has been working from her house selling women's accessories since 2012 to support her husband who traveled abro...Read their story >
PropertyVietnamMrs Liễu has a service business providing housing rentals. Liễu has been involved in this business for more than 10 years. She is requesting a loan to purchase more bric...Read their story >
Personal Products SalesPhilippinesRosalinda is 61-year-old married woman from Talibon, Bohol. She makes a living through retail sales of personal and kitchen products like detergent, dish washing soap, ...Read their story >
Animal SalesPakistanBushra is 28 years old and married. She is the mother of 3 children. She is motivated to provide her family with better living conditions. She has been doing an animal p...Read their story >
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