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Food Production/SalesPeruIrma del Carmen is 48 years old. She lives with her husband and children in the Zaña district, a community close to the Jequetepeque river in the province of Chiclayo in t...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorWith his previous loan, Vital bought a variety of merchandise for his store and the vehicle he uses for selling from place to place. His income has improved, he has more cu...Read their story >
TransportationUnited StatesHarvey chose to found Alberlin Transportation in 2009 and has enjoyed every second since. Working with his wife and now servicing larger contracts from Midwest Manufacturin...Read their story >
TaxiPakistanAmina is the responsible mother of five children. She lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Her husband has been providing transport service, by driving a taxi, for two years. He ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesKosovoNaser is 52 and a married father of four older children between the ages of 13 and 17 years, all attending school. In order to earn a living, Naser works as a taxi driver w...Read their story >
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