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Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorCarolina is 23 years old and she lives in her own home together with her partner and their young, 5 month old son. She works as a housekeeper and together she and her husba...Read their story >
General StoreSenegalMr. Modou, aged 33, has been running a general store for years. He is a married father with a 5-year-old son. He lives in a district near the downtown where he set up his b...Read their story >
Food StallBoliviaZoila is 46 years old, married, and has three children. She sells food out of her home in the Colinas del Urubo zone of Santa Cruz. This will be her first loan through th...Read their story >
Higher education costsTajikistanSaidhuja was born in 1991. Since 2009 he has been attending Tajik State University. He is a law student at the outreach school. The tuition for the outreach school is 900 U...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorOrbelina is a single mother who has two children aged 16 and 29 who still live with her. To cover the expenses of her children she founded a store eight years ago. She work...Read their story >
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