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A loan of $600 helped to buy fishing materials.

Teresinha's story

Teresinha, a 33-year-old married mother of three, lives in a village that is far from the city. Married to a farmer, she operates a fishing business she started in 2003 with working capital of $100. The income generated helps her to support her family.

Teresinha is requesting a loan of $600.00 to buy fishing materials to improve her enterprise. She is happy because TRM (Tuba Rai Metin) is helping the poor to improve their lives.

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