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AgricultureArmeniaKarine and her family are occupied in breeding cattle and in land cultivation. She is a very enthusiastic woman willing to improve her family’s condition. The requested loa...Read their story >
RestaurantColombiaViviana, 47, has two children and she works selling food. She has had several restaurants and now is requesting a loan to buy a freezer, gas stove, supplies and utensils t...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaLoeurp is a resident from Moung Russey district of Battambang province. She is married and blessed with three dependent children. To strive for a living, she is involved in...Read their story >
General StoreHondurasMaría is 69 years old, and she is a single mother of five children. She lives in a small village in the municipality of Puerto Cortes with her daughter. Five years ago, Mar...Read their story >
Clothing SalesDominican RepublicConsuelo is a single mother. She lives in her home built with a simple structure, like others in her community, with two of her three children in the city of La Romana in o...Read their story >
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