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Food Production/SalesParaguayThe Kuña Guapa group is made up of 22 women, but only 19 are asking for a loan this cycle. They are in the 11th loan cycle of the women's committee program in which they wo...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaGood day, lenders! This is Rudito, a Ruma agent. He is happily married and lives in Kudus, located east of Semarang, the capital of Central Java, and a nine-hour drive from...Read their story >
Clothing SalesMexicoSome Mexican communities are noted for conserving their Mazahua traditions such as their language and their traditional festivals. The most common businesses in the area a...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesPhilippinesAs a married parent of four children, Niforlyn works hard to support her family.
She has a buy and sell of bananas business in the Philippines and earns addition...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMozambiqueEva is 33 years old. She comes from the district of Magude and lives there in a house that she owns. She's divorced and has two underage children who are in primary school....Read their story >
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