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Maricel Esman

Philippines

Her neighbour has been successful in raising poultry, so Maricel has decided to follow her example and start her own chicken farm. She has no job and needs to borrow money to start her poultry enterprise. Maricel will use her loan to buy 150 chicks and their initial feed. She expects that after six weeks or so they will have grown enough to be sold at the local market. Maricel will use some of her profits to buy more chicks so that her enterprise will continue.

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TEIWAKI TATEITI

Fiji

With six mouths to feed, Teiwaki Rateiti supplements her husband’s income by selling home-made pillowcases. Teiwaki could increase her output if she had the capital to buy more materials. She will use her loan to do this, and hopes to generate enough cash to ensure her children receive the care and education they need.

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ERITABETA NAMONKI

Fiji

Running a variety store from her home means Eritabeta Namonki sometimes uses stock to meet household needs. As a result, she has gradually run down the items on her shelves. She knows it’s time to replenish inventory but needs a loan to buy replacement lines. Having fresh goods on display will boost sales and, in turn, Eritabeta’s takings. The dollar or two a day she earns from her store will meet her children’s the school costs.

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Sorn YORNG

Cambodia

The cropping cycle means all farmers must buy fresh inputs at the start of each season. Sorn lives in a village with her husband and two children. Although they work hard, their earnings are low and often unpredictable. As she has to meet the family’s daily needs from these crops, they must get the maximum yield from their land. So to help assure a good harvest, she requests a loan to buy seeds, fertiliser, and pesticides as essential seasonal inputs.

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TEAOIA TETEBANO

Fiji

In Fiji, kava is a profitable business as both men and women enjoy a good bowl of kava after work. With the help of a loan, Teaoia (25) plans to start her own business pounding the root of the pepper plant into powder, the base of the drink. The loan will help Teaoia ensure she has enough materials to make the powder and supply this traditional potion to meet local demand.

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Elsie Oñas

Philippines

Elsie and her husband work together to support their family. He grows vegetables and she hawks them to local villagers. Their income is under $4 a day. Elsie (36) requests a loan to buy fertilisers and tools to improve their crop, and acquire produce from other farmers while their own vegetables are growing. She dreams that her five children will finish their studies, and that one day she could supply retailers in the town to generate more income for her family.

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