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Motorcycle TransportKenyaStanley has a motorcycle transportation business and has been in the business for six years now. He is 28 years old, married, and together with his spouse they have been bl...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorCarlos is a 45 year old man who has lived in his own home for the past 8 years. He is happy to be able to live in his own home. He is a man who pushes himself in order to...Read their story >
Butcher ShopPhilippinesLolita is a hardworking entrepreneur, who has a meat vending business in the Philippines. She is borrowing PHP 13,000 through NWTF to purchase more meat to sell in her mea...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesTajikistanNasimjon is 29 years old. He is single and lives with his parents in south Tajikistan. Nasimjon is an industrious man and has his own business. Nasimjon has been busy cooki...Read their story >
Vehicle RepairsEl SalvadorThe young man whose face is blurred is 28 years old and lives in a high risk area. He lives in a private house with his grandmother and his cousin. He has a body shop busi...Read their story >
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