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BakeryPeruThese borrowers belong to the lending group "Sr. de Huanca de San Jeronimo", of the Asociación Arariwa in the city of Cusco. All of the members live in the enchanting city ...Read their story >
Butcher ShopPeruGavino is a very hardworking man. Every day he goes to work very early because he works in the city slaughterhouse selling giblets to order. With this little business he is...Read their story >
Grocery StorePeruErick is a very hardworking young man. Day to day, he strives to get ahead in his work as a security guard. Additionally, with much effort and saving, he succeeded in start...Read their story >
Grocery StorePeruJosé Heriberto, age 57, lives with his wife and son in the Oyotún district. It is a community dedicated to agriculture, commerce, and livestock. It is located in the Chic...Read their story >
Clothing SalesPeruJavier lives in the city of Chiclayo. He has worked as a security guard in a small company in his city for about a year. Thanks to his modest job he has income to be able...Read their story >
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