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FarmingEl SalvadorJosé is 34 years old. As a farmer, he works very hard on the land. He grew up and became strong next to his father, who taught him. José works with his life companion, in t...Read their story >
Home AppliancesPeruMiguel is a young entrepreneur, he is 27 years old, single and lives in Ica with his family. He is a person eager to get ahead. At the moment he is studying an administrati...Read their story >
Home AppliancesAzerbaijanAzer is a 46-year-old married man with two children. His daughter is 16 years old and the son is 15 years old, living with them in their own house. He is a very active and ...Read their story >
Food StallVietnamHoa has a retail business selling food. She is requesting a loan to purchase more items such as salt, mushrooms, and beans to resell. Hoa is 60 years old and is single w...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMexicoJacinto, an Oaxaca farmer is the head of a large family of 8 members living in the remote village of Nizarindani. When they did not have electricity service at home, they s...Read their story >
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