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General StoreEl SalvadorSandra, 36, lives in her own house with her husband and two children, who are currently studying. She runs a convenience store from home, selling all types of goods. She ...Read their story >
ClothingKenyaAnne has a boutique business in Kitengela town and has been running it for the last 10 years. She is 46 years old, married and together with her spouse they have been bless...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorErika is 19 years old and earns her living selling clothing in the streets. She’s been doing this for two years and with the money she earns she supports her two children a...Read their story >
Clothing SalesHondurasMarta is 40 years old, married and has two children. She lives in the town of Azacualpa in the department of Santa Barbara. She started her own business 10 years ago in ord...Read their story >
Used ClothingTimor-LesteA $1500.00 loan is offered to Amelia to improve her business. She has a second hand stall where many people come to buy every day. She will buy some additional supplies suc...Read their story >
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