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Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMelisa is 28 years old and lives in her own house with her husband and little, 5 year-old daughter. Melisa is an employee of a nearby business, which affords her the opport...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesArlene is 50 years old and married with three children. She works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 23,000 loa...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorMiguel is a very enterprising 42-year-old man. He has a business selling clothing. Currently, he lives with his wife, who helps him sell, and his 3-year-old some who has no...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesAlma is 44 years old and married with four children. With one child currently in school, Alma works very hard to provide for them. Alma runs a general store in the Phili...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorIvon, who is 43 years old, lives with her husband and their two children, who are ages thirteen and ten and are currently in school. She owns a store where she sells basic ...Read their story >
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