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AgricultureEl SalvadorSergio is 38 years old. He studied through the third grade in elementary school. He is currently single, and lives with his mother and two siblings. Sergio has been se...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMozambiqueIsmael is separated and has two children, only one of whom lives with him. He's a security guard and a mason. With the current loan he'll purchase construction supplies (3 ...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorJosé is 68 years old, has been married since he was 38, and has four children, ages 36, 32, 28 and 26. He did not have the opportunity to study as he did not have the econo...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesAzerbaijanHasan is a 23-year-old young man who lives with his parents for now. He is running his own tea house. He has rented a small space where he established his business. On ...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportPhilippinesLorife is 29 years old and operates a Sari-Sari store (Grocery Store) business in the city of Tangub. she is married and has 3 children. Her husband works in an oil compa...Read their story >
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