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AgricultureHondurasLeopoldo is a 43-year-old farmer. He is married with 8 children, 4 of whom are still are school and 2 are very small, 2 and 3 years old respectively. He didn't go to school...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorMarisol sells clothing for adults and children. In addition, she makes tamales to go out and sell. She has a lot of experience in both areas, and she is well known in her c...Read their story >
AgricultureSamoaA loan amount of 3,000 WST will help Vaiteelagi to buy taro roots (seedlings), banana roots (seedlings), chemicals, a backpack sprayer, wheelbarrow, knife, shovel, chainsaw...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMozambiqueObadias is 58 years old. He's a supervisor for a company that sells constrution supplies. He's married and has 17 children from two marriages. Twelve of his children are in...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMozambiqueSabino comes from the province of Maputo. He's 23 years old and married. He has two underage children and he's responsible for his brother and niece who live with him. He ...Read their story >
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