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Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorCecilia is 40 years old and lives in her own house with her three children,6, 9, and 11 years old. Cecilia is a very hard-working woman who earns a living by selling tradi...Read their story >
General StoreSamoaNive is 65 years old and married. She has six children. She owns and operates a small store, selling a variety of items. She has been doing this for 10 years. Nive needs a...Read their story >
Consumer GoodsColombiaJose has worked as a trader and as an administrator for different businesses for 25 years; this has allowed him to acquire a lot of experience in this field. He has owned b...Read their story >
Clothing SalesParaguayTomasa is now 64 years old and works very hard to continue earning a living so she can have a decent old age alongside her husband. She says that with the previous loan sh...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesPeruAquiles is a hardworking man. He is 61 years old and lives in Huanuco with his wife their two children. His greatest motivation in life is his children. For them, he wakes ...Read their story >
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