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RetailEl SalvadorOscar is 39 years old, and he works selling and repairing watches. His business is located near his place of residence, in a place that is very well travelled, and he ha...Read their story >
DairyIndiaManjula is a 42-year-old lady. She is living in Odisha with her parents, husband and her two children who are schooling. Her husband is a farmer. For the past two years...Read their story >
Food StallGuatemalaManantial de Vida was founded by Aureliana, who is the leader of this duo. She works making and preparing tamales (wrapped in leaves) and chuchitos (wrapped in corn husks)....Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesYemenIftkar is a group that consists of four women members living in Aden, Yemen. They applied for a loan of 220,000 YER (Yemen rials) from AMB. Iftkar is a 36-year-old marri...Read their story >
FarmingEl SalvadorVictor is 41 years old. He has a partner and a 5-year-old son. He lives with his family in their own home. He makes an income through his work growing corn and pipián (a ty...Read their story >
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