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AgricultureEl SalvadorJose, 42, lives in his own house with his wife and son. He has been working in agriculture for 15 years, so it is his main source of income. He grows corn and beans and i...Read their story >
Clothing SalesTanzaniaChristina is aged in her early 30's and is married with one chlld who is still small. She is doing great with her shop selling kids' clothes. This business enables Christin...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaDedi lives north of Bogor, about two hours from Jakarta. He manages a small shop selling snacks, drinks and mobile phone airtime credit. Dedi is married and lives with thre...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesFlordeliza, 39, is married and has three children who are in school. Flordeliza has a general store business in the Philippines. Flordeliza requested a 10,000 PHP loan ...Read their story >
ConstructionUnited StatesAntonio grew up in a small town in Western Kentucky. While the kids in his neighborhood had grand dreams of becoming astronauts and professional athletes, Antonio set his s...Read their story >
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