2018 176 Elham350 USD financed in April 2018


Elham is 58 years old, a Lebanese married woman, and has three married sons. She lives with her husband in a rented house located in Maten. In order to rely on herself and be a productive person, she established her business 15 years ago at home and started working on tailoring. She requested this loan to purchase a new set of fabrics to support her home tailoring business. Besides, she emphasized that behind every successful woman is herself. Elham wants to allocate a small portion to buy home appliances to improve her standard of living.

Katerin Viviana

2018 175 Katerin Viviana500 USD financed in April 2018


Katerin Viviana is a 23 years old mother of two. She lives with her two sons, Jonathan,7 years old, and Mateo, 5 years old, in Tulcán, Ecuador. Katerin started her business after the father of her children left the family and she did not have any income to pay for necessities. She has been running the business for three years. She sells quality clothing and genuine cosmetics. Katerin wants a little support in order to move forward with her business. She will use a $500 loan to buy jeans, blouses, deodorants, perfumes, creams, and boys colognes in bulk which she will resell. In the future, Katerin wants to grow her business and achieve a better standard of living for her children.


2018 174 Maria1 025 USD financed in January 2018


Maria is a 41 years old mother of one living in Yapacaní, Bolivia. She and her family live in a house of their own. The need to cover her baby's expenses motivated her to start the business. Maria dedicates herself to selling clothing for men, women and children. She sells from Monday through Saturday, and her customers are neighbors in the area and people from nearby neighbourhoods. To improve her sales and cover her baby's expenses, Maria needs to buy a larger quantity of merchandise. She wants to improve her sales and her income. With the $1,025 loan, she will buy clothing on a wholesale basis to sell at retail for a better price.


2018 173 Thari500 USD financed in January 2018


Thari is a 36 year-old married woman and mother of two who lives in Kompong Cham, Cambodia. She sells groceries and beverages. Her husband works as a carpenter. Thari has been running this business for four years. She is requesting for a $500 loan to purchase more groceries, orange juice and other beverages to sell in her store, so she can earn more money to support her family. She wants to expand her current business and send her children to universities in the future.


2018 172 Alice300 USD financed in January 2018


Alice is a married mother of two children living in Changamwe, Kenya. She lives at her own house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is fees for the children’s school. For the past six years, she has operated a clothes-selling business, selling from door to door to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. With the 300 USD loan that she is requesting, she wants to purchase more clothes for resale.

Luz Adriana

2018 171 Luz Adriana375 USD financed in January 2018


Luz Adriana, 27, lives in San Bernardo del Viento, Colombia. She is divorced and has two young children, whom she loves very much. Luz Adriana has a grocery store, which she started three years ago to improve her family’s economic situation. She has been successful, because her family has a much better quality of life. Luz Adriana is a humble woman who works hard but now she wants to start doing better so she can make more money to provide for her family. She is asking for a 375 USD loan to stock up on rice, sugar, coffee, oil, vegetables and other grocery items to have more to offer her clients.

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