Tag Archives: Entrepreneur

Daniel – Beekeeping (Likoni, Kenya)

Daniel is a married father of two children. He lives in the Likoni area of Coast province, Kenya. Daniel is a farmer, a trade he has run for twelve years. He plants pawpaws, bananas and cassava. Now, he now plans to diversify into beekeeping. With his loan, Daniel will buy beehives and pay for their […]

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Abelardo – Repair Service (Brownsville, Texas, United States)

For four years, Abelardo has operated El Brother Tire Shop selling new and used tires in his tire repair shop. As the only employee of the shop, Abelardo normally finances his business from his savings. Recently, he needed funds to pay for the construction of a carport and for inventory. After a friend informed Albelardo about […]

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Dong Hai Group – Material Services (Thanh Hoa, Vietnam)

Hoa is 38 years old. She is married and has two children. Hoa lives with no dependents in Thanh Hoa city, a urban town in Thanh Hoa province. Hoa has a service business, shipping sand. Hoa has been involved in this business for more than 10 years. One of the most critical business difficulties that […]

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Rema II – Clothing (Ngozi, Burundi)

The group Rema II consists of four women and one man. Two female members, Joséphine and Jeanine were sick the day the loan was granted. For that reason, they are represented in the photo by their respective husbands Aloys and Pascal. Jacqueline is the representative of the group Rema II. She lives in Ngozi. She […]

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Mohamad – Barber (Ain, Lebanon)

Mohamad is a 27-year-old single man who has worked as a barber since 2008. He is well known in his region and has a good reputation, which has helped him in making a lot of trusting friendships. This has also helped in improving his business. With his loan, Mohamad will buy tools and make necessary […]

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Shbana’s Group – Sewing (Pakistan)

Shabana (left in photo) has applied for a loan for her sewing business. She is very talented and has been operating her business for the past many years. With the loan investment she will buy a new sewing machine that will allow her to do her work more efficiently and to finish her clients’ orders […]

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Mufari Group – Food Retail (Goma, North Kivu Province, Dem. Rep. of Congo)

Nsimire is treasurer for the Mufari group, a courageous entrepreneur, and mother of seven children, all of whom go to school. Her spouse is a teacher at a public school. Nsimire sells foodstuffs. She stocks up in the countryside. She started this business with her own funds that she received from her husband. This new […]

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Motia – Food Retail (Sana’a, Yemen)

Motia is a 24-year-old single man who lives in Sana`a, Yemen. He opened his own grocery store to earn an income. He has seven years experience in business, and he hopes his skills will help him. He is a hard worker, putting much effort into improving his family’s living conditions. Motia’s loan will be used […]

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Astou’s Group – Retail (Senegal)

The ‘banc villageois’ which houses this group was created on December 12, 2011. It is composed of 28 women who live in the same village. Their main work includes small-scale commerce and selling fish. Ms. Astou, the featured borrower of the group, is 29 years old. She is married and the mother of a girl. […]

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Mujeres Progresando Group – Retail (La Paz/El Alto, Bolivia)

The “MUJERES PROGRESANDO” (Advancing women) communal bank is made up of ten members and is led by a board of directors whose treasurer is Sonia. The businesses run by the communal bank’s members are varied and include: cosmetics sales, a local shop, various products, plants and plant pots, duvet sales, book sales and pork crackling […]

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