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AgricultureEl SalvadorJuan is 46 years old and studied up to 9th grade. He is married; his wife is a homemaker. He has 3 children, 2 of whom go to the region’s school. The client has worked in a...Read their story >
FarmingSamoaTulipe is a 55-year-old woman who is married and has six children. She has a stable flea market business, selling soft drinks and a variety of food. To earn extra income, s...Read their story >
Fish SellingSenegalThe loan group “Khelcom 4” is a subgroup of a network of women who process seafood. The group is composed of five women, who have been active for several years and who have...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesHondurasNelson is 27 years old. He lives with his wife and has children whom he supports. He lives in his own house in the community of Trojes, in eastern Honduras. Nelson has b...Read their story >
Spare PartsBeninMahouton Bruno, age 42, is married to a hairdresser named Solange. He received very little formal schooling, but he did train to become a car mechanic and has been practici...Read their story >
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