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General StorePhilippinesElena is 50 years old and married with seven children. With one child in school, she works very hard to provide for her family. For the past five years, Elena has run a gen...Read their story >
CobblerKenyaNyakweba is aged 65 years old, married and blessed with 5 children. He does shoe repair services and has been in this business for 27 years. He will use the loan to pur...Read their story >
AgricultureKenyaDamacline 32 years old, is married and supports 4 children. She is a small scale farmer earning an income of KES 14,000 Per month. She has applied for her first loan...Read their story >
Animal SalesPeruAbelardo is 42 years old, is married, and has three children. He lives with his family here in a rural zone of Oyotun district, Chiclayo province, in the Lambayeque region ...Read their story >
PigsColombiaRafael is a 32 year old man. He lives with his daughter and makes a living raising birds and pigs. He is a resident of the area of Momil, a neighborhood where entrepreneurs...Read their story >
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