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Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorThe young man, whose face has been blurred for being 28 years old and living in a high-risk area, has worked as a carpenter for three years. With what he earns from his wor...Read their story >
Fuel/FirewoodEl SalvadorMiguel was able to attract new customers with the help of the previous loan. This generated a better financial situation for him and provided more dignified circumstances ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMargarita is 40 years old. She is a single mother and lives in her own house with her two children, who are 22 and 4 years old. She is a woman whose tenacity has allowed he...Read their story >
Food StallColombia8 months ago, Lorenso began selling ice. Previously he had a vegetable stand, but due to poor results he had to close. Thankfully, he could support himself and be useful to...Read their story >
Grocery StorePhilippinesNorma, 62 years old, lives in Molave, Zamboanga del Sur, with her husband and two children. Her husband is a farmer. Unable to sustain the needs of the family with only her...Read their story >
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