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RetailPhilippinesLeah works hard to support her family. Leah is married and has a business buying and selling dry goods in the Philippines. Leah requested a PHP 24,000 loan through NWTF ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPhilippinesTrinidad is 39 years old and is a very hard working entrepreneur. She has a food vending business in the Philippines and has been in this business for 7 years. Trinidad...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesCongo (DRC)Madame Cijoli is a school teacher and the president of the "Institut MSAADA" credit group. Having learned about the existence of a new solidarity loan product made availabl...Read their story >
VehicleCambodiaKhun, who is 47 years old, is residing in the Kampong Speu Province of Cambodia. She has four children in total; one is married and three are single.
To make a ...Read their story >
PoultryUgandaAlex Edridad is 30 years old and lives in the town of Bugembe in the Jinja region of Uganda. He is married and has one child. For the past 4 years, Alex Edridad has been wo...Read their story >
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