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Air ConditioningKosovoPajtim wants to thank all the lenders for the previous loan, which helped him to buy new working tools for his business and thereby improve his living standards and ensure ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorGilma is 30 years old. She studied to ninth grade. Her husband works as a caretaker. Her two children are seven and ten years old, together alongside her. She makes typical...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMarcos, 26, lives with his wife and 8-year-old son. He has been selling propane gas for two years, which is his main source of income. He earns a living to sustain his hous...Read their story >
ServicesUnited States“I never worked for a company, never. I don’t like having a boss or having no control,” Octavio declares. In the middle of his studies to become an architect, Octavio h...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaAida is an experienced farmer from Tandzut village of Armavir region. She lives with her husband and her elderly pensioner mother-in-law. To take care of the family's needs...Read their story >
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