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Soft DrinksPhilippinesHis name is Ulyses. He is married and has one daughter in college. He is into a soft drinks business, and his income is a big help in his personal, household and business e...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanGulzhamal is 23 years old, married, and she has two children who do not attend school yet. In search of a source of income for her family, Gulzhamal started her own animal...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaSepta lives with his wife and his six-month-old son in Tangerang, a satellite city located south of Jakarta. To support his family's living, Septa works as a civil servant....Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPeruAusberto, 56, is married and lives in an area with a varied climate. The local population is friendly and work in agriculture, trade, and livestock. His community is locate...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesElsa is 55 years old and married with five children. She works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 16,000 loa...Read their story >
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