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Grocery StorePhilippinesEden is 43 years old, married and a resident of the municipality of Mahayag. Her husband earns well as a tricycle driver. But Eden didn't rest comfortably with the earnings...Read their story >
FarmingEcuadorSr. José, age 54, is a determined man who maintains a solid marriage. He has six children who range in age from 27 to 11. His wife does not work, but helps out with the b...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportUgandaHamson is a 25-year-old single resident of Makindye. He is an old client of UGAFODE and a very good payer. He has been running a loan of 2,000,000 for 8 months and he has n...Read their story >
RetailUgandaPeter lives in Masindi and sells general merchandise to the people living in his area. He also has a motorcycle transport business to supplement his income. He ventured int...Read their story >
General StoreNicaraguaWhen you hear of someone being "hard-working", Rodolfo has to be among those who are first on the list. This young man, 37 years old, has an electrician degree, and strugg...Read their story >
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