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Phone Use SalesIndonesiaHello, lenders! Meet Nurdin, one of Ruma's agents who lives in Depok. Depok is a city located at the south of Jakarta. Nurdin is happily married, and he and his wife ha...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesMarilyn is 44 years old and married woman with three children. She is a very hard working entrepreneur. Marilyn has a dried fish vending business in the Philippines. Sh...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesAida engages in fishing. She earns a living by selling fish to the nearby community.She is a 47 year old, married woman with eight dependents. Five of her children are stil...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesUgandaGerald is a Ugandan married man who lives in Kagadi, where he sells produce and practices farming to earn a living. He hopes to educate his family’s children through increa...Read their story >
VehicleCambodiaPhy, who is 36 years old, is residing in the Kampong Cham Province of Cambodia. She has three children. To make a living and support her family, she manages and operates a ...Read their story >
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