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PhotographyMexicoManuel is currently working as a freelance. He edits video for a TV company, operates the video camera for the Arena Mexico. He does independent photography work, and video...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMaria, 46, lives in her own residence with her husband. She is a woman who, thanks to her effort and tenacity, has managed to sustain the family economy with her business ...Read their story >
FarmingUgandaInnocent used the previous loan to buy a motorcycle. He still rides a motorcycle, and also does farming to supplement his income. He faces a challenge with the rainy seaso...Read their story >
Clothing SalesLebanonSekna is a 48-year-old married mother of four children. Four years ago she started selling clothes to help her husband to cover the needs and expenses of their family. Sekn...Read their story >
ServicesCongo (DRC)Matthieu has been the owner of a foreign exchange bureau in the center of town for the past two years and he is also a member of La Révélation A loan group. He is a custome...Read their story >
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