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FarmingEl SalvadorOscar continues working in the field growing corn, sorghum, pipián squash and sesame seeds. He decided to apply for a new loan to buy fertilizers and pay for labor to prepa...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPeruGuilmar is a very hardworking and enterprising person. He is 54 years old, single, and lives in Pisco with his family. Thanks to his parents' support he was able to pursu...Read their story >
CerealsPhilippinesJosephine works hard to support her family. She is married and has a buy-and-sell rice grains business in the Philippines. Josephine has requested a PHP27,000 loan through ...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaMarieta and her husband always knew that they wanted to start a farming business and have a profitable farm. They currently keep a livestock of piglets, 3 pigs, rabbits and...Read their story >
Clothing SalesPakistanShugufta is a 60-year-old, married woman and the mother of three. She has been running a business trading clothes for the past four years. She always has a great collection...Read their story >
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