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General StorePhilippinesLeonidas is 40 years old and married with three children. She works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested an 18,000 P...Read their story >
WholesaleBoliviaOscar lives with his two daughters in the city of La Paz. He works as a wholesale buyer and seller of textile cleaning products. He needs a loan to realize a bulk purchase ...Read their story >
FarmingEl SalvadorJose is 59 years old and has a first grade education. He’s married and his wife works in the home while he works in the fields. Jose raises corn and beans and has been ...Read their story >
Food MarketLiberiaPayee is 46 years old and she lives in the West Point area, which has the most-populated market in Montserrado County. She was unable to go to school. She is married and sh...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorNeris is 47 years old, and he only went to school until high school. He is married and has two kids. Neris works in agriculture together with his wife. He learned this ...Read their story >
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