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General StoreEl SalvadorJessica is 30 years old, and lives in a home of her own with her husband. She owns a small store in her place of residence, where she sells Mexican sweet bread, French brea...Read their story >
Construction SuppliesUgandaTom used the previous loan to buy spare parts to sell. He has been selling spare parts for three years, after having failed to get a white-collar job. He also does banana f...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesPeruRichard's a loving father who always does everything for his loved ones. He studied computer science and repair with a lot of effort and dedication, and currently he pract...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesRosalie is 37 years old and married with five children, one of whom is in school. Rosalie works very hard to provide for them. Rosalie runs a general store in the Philip...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaAida lives with her daughter in the Shirak region. Her husband and two sons left the country last year, with the hope of finding well-paid jobs and supporting their family ...Read their story >
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