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Food Production/SalesNicaraguaThis loan group is made up of four members. One of them, Monica, serves as the group coordinator. She is an enterprising woman who has worked for the past 4 years selling t...Read their story >
Food MarketUgandaSelevester used the previous loan to buy maize for resale. He has continued with the same business. He has two children and they all live in Fort Portal, Uganda. With the p...Read their story >
FishingBolivia“LAS HERMANAS DE GRAN PUNI” Communal Bank will start its first cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Achacachi Regional Office. It is made up of nine members and is led by a ...Read their story >
FarmingNicaraguaJesús is a small coffee grower in northern Nicaragua. At 59 years of age, he is a producer who is passionate about what he does. Jesús, his wife, and their three children...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPhilippinesShirley works hard to support her family. Unfortunately, on November 8, 2013, her business and home were wiped out by super typhoon Haiyan. Shirley has restarted her ric...Read their story >
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