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Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorEdwin is 27 years old and resides in his own home along with his wife and their two children, ages 4 and 1. He has been working as a small-scale fisherman for quite some t...Read their story >
Shoe SalesDominican RepublicGregoria is one of the members in the group, La Bendicion de Dios 4 (God's Blessing). Her group is located in the urban slums surrounding Santo Domingo. She makes her home ...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesEl SalvadorMoises is 39 years of age. He lives in his own home with his mother. He has made a living growing corn and beans for a number of years. He is requesting a loan to buy seeds...Read their story >
RetailColombiaWith great determination and a positive attitude, one can achieve many things in life. This is clearly the case with Luz. She is 52 years old and the mother of four child...Read their story >
AgricultureKenyaDavid, pictured above, has been a farmer for 20 years, and is now proud to represent his group of 11 farmers in Kakamega North District. He is 45 years old, is married and ...Read their story >
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