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General StoreEl SalvadorThe young woman pictured, whose face has been pixelated because she is 18 years old and lives in a high-risk area, has had a small store at her place of residence for a yea...Read their story >
Higher education costsTajikistanShohruh is an energetic young man. He is 19 years old. He is not married and lives with his parents. Their family has five people. His mother works in business. Shohruh gra...Read their story >
Higher education costsTajikistanIslomiddin is 22 years old. He is a young and hardworking man. He is married and bringing up a little child. He is a student of the 5th course. Islomiddin studies at Tajiki...Read their story >
TransportationArmeniaGarik lives in Koghb village with his mother, wife, and two children. His father is in the Russian Federation and from there he transfers money for his family. Garik is...Read their story >
ServicesUnited StatesThis loan helps Jamie purchase an updated computer and improve her ability to provide services to her clients remotely. Jamie had been doing bookkeeping for a few compan...Read their story >
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