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FarmingRwandaJeannete is 34 years old. She is married with four children aged between 2 and 7 years old. Two of them go to school. She is a farmer and she has been growing rice for the ...Read their story >
CattleCosta RicaGeiner is 29 years old, is married, and lives with his wife and their son. He would like a loan to purchase two heifers. He will feed them adequately and sell them at the p...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaNicholas is 20-year-old married man with one child. He is a new client to the institution. He operates retail shop as his major source of income, which he has done for over...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPhilippinesLilia is a businesswoman who earns through retailing various items. She is a full-fledged member of PMPC, and enjoys the benefits of insurance and financial assistance. ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPhilippinesArsenia is a pensioner. She is a full-fledged member of PMPC and enjoys the benefits of insurances and financial assistance. Recently, she applied for a loan to purchas...Read their story >
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