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General StoreCongo (DRC)This client, Shalwewabo, has been a good and honest merchant for fifteen years and is a member of the business group "Usikilivu B". She is 34 years old, unmarried, and a mo...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesFlordeliza is 38 years old and married with three children. She earns a living by farming rice in the Philippines. Flordeliza is borrowing PHP 21000 through NWTF to buy fer...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorMaría is 33 years old and lives in her own home with her two daughters, ages 1 year and 15 years old. María works selling a variety of articles of clothing, such as skirts,...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaErvin is a laborer and a native of Rio Blanco in Matagalpa. He is 23, married, and the father of a son. Ervin's short-term goal is to continue investing in improvement...Read their story >
Clothing SalesHondurasDoña Isabel is 51 years old, married, and has three children. She lives in the town of Azacualpa, Santa Bárbara. Isabel has always worked in the retail sector. For the p...Read their story >
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