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Microloans, Seen as Salvation for Poor Women, Trap Many in Debt

Five years ago, Amira Hawamdeh took out a loan for $423 to buy buttons and yarn to make purses and sweaters, and winter blankets to sell to her neighbors.

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Mexican Startup Credijusto Raises $100 Million, Seeks to Boost Loans Amid Coronavirus

Mexican fintech startup Credijusto has raised $100 million in debt from Credit Suisse Group, a move that will help it extend more loans to small and mid-sized businesses as banks gauge how to respond to the impact of coronavirus.