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Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMario is 37 years old and lives in his own home with his partner and their two children, who are 13 and 14 years old. He is a hard-working man and puts a lot of effort into...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorMabel is a lady of 24 years of age. She is a secretary and she studies until the third year of high school in secretarial studies. She is married and is the mother of 3 chi...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportKenyaBenjamin is 26 years old and has a motorcycle transport business in Kakamega town. He is married to Miriam and together they have been blessed with 2 children. He also supp...Read their story >
General StoreTimor-LesteModesta is requesting a loan from Tuba Rai Metin to buy additional supplies to keep in her store, including toothbrushes, noodles, soap, candies, glue, soft drinks, hard dr...Read their story >
TransportationPakistanMaqboolan is 50 years old, married, and blessed with 5 children. Her husband drives a rickshaw. Now that her children have grown up, one of her sons drives a van. Together ...Read their story >
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