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Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorRosa is a responsible, 35-year-old woman who lives in her own home with her life companion and their 4 children, ages 16, 15, 8 and 7. She is a woman who has known how to g...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorDinora is 31 years old and the single mother of a 6-year-old boy who is in school. Dinora has made a living selling fruit for the past two years. She is a visionary who ...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesKenyaVeronicah is a single mother of four children, all of whom attend school. She lives at a rental house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly exp...Read their story >
RetailUgandaRichard is 31 years old and lives in the town of Kyenjojo in the Mubende region of Uganda. He is married and has three children with two of them currently in school. For th...Read their story >
Food MarketPhilippinesMerlinda is a hardworking entrepreneur who has a dried-fish-making business in the Philippines. She is borrowing PHP 26,000 through NWTF to buy additional fish to make drie...Read their story >
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