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Shoe SalesColombiaBeatriz, 40, is a charismatic, active, service-oriented person. She has two children who are her main motivation for working tirelessly every day in search of ways to earn...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPeruMarcos is a young man with a strong desire to get ahead. He works as a tractor driver in the city of his birth, Ica. Every day Marcos wakes up feeling very motivated to he...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesMaliThe group DJANTOYERELA is composed of married women, who average 41 years of age and four children each. All the women live in traditional families in the village of Warass...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorSonia, 44 years old, studied until the 9th grade. She has a partner. Her life companion is a construction worker and they are the parents of three children, one of whom i...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaHello lender, meet Abraham. Abraham is a 29-year-old agribusiness entrepreneur. He has been blessed with one child whom he holds dear. He comes from the North Rift region o...Read their story >
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