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RestaurantPeruEnrique works selling ceviche, so this time he is requesting a loan to buy ingredients such as limes, fish, salt, onions, lettuce, and other items. He wants to thank eve...Read their story >
Clothing SalesPeruShannon lives in the city of Pucallpa. He is a young man who is eager to get ahead, which is why he works hard at his job in a small company from his city. Besides, with a ...Read their story >
Construction SuppliesPeruSegundo Cesar is 63 years old and lives with his wife in the Cayaltí district, located in the Province of Chiclayo in the Lambayeque Region on the North Coast of Peru. The ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesPeruVíctor, 47, is married and has three children who live with him in his house made of quality materials. He was able to build it thanks to many years of effort. Víctor h...Read their story >
FarmingPeruErmildo is 29 years old. He lives with his wife and children in the district of Colasay, a community with a varied climate and a population engaged in farming, trade and li...Read their story >
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