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CattleColombiaOnael is a cattle farmer who fights each day so that his children can have a good education and, despite being 24 and 26 years old, he continues with the hope that they wil...Read their story >
General StoreKenyaRaphael is 33 years old and he has a retail shop in Nairobi town, which he has been running for eight years. He is married, and together with his spouse they have been bles...Read their story >
BakeryEl SalvadorAlis, 49 years old, lives in his own house with his mother. He has had a bakery located in his place of residence for the last 10 years. He has many customers because of th...Read their story >
PoultryEcuadorVeronica is 36 years old. She is married and is a very responsible woman in her home. She takes very good care of her three children who are 1, 7 and 11 years old. Her husb...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorAda, with her previous loan, maintains her nixtamal grinder in good condition, and keeps her store filled with the merchandise that her customers ask for. She has new custo...Read their story >
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