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Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorLeydi uses the loans as a tool for strengthening her business. She was able to buy the supplies that she needed to make snacks to sell. With the help of her previous loan...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorFernando is 39 years old and resides in his own home along with his life companion and their children. He is a hardworking man who is devoted to his family. Fernando does...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMaría is 72 years old. She did not have the opportunity to study because of the financial situation of her parents. She has a companion and her partner is a farmer and they...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPhilippinesGemma works hard to support her family. On November 8, 2013, her business and home were destroyed by super typhoon Haiyan. She has restarted her raising livestock busine...Read their story >
CattleNicaraguaJuana María, 55, is a persevering woman. She's married and has four adult children. She has worked for many years raising and fattening calves on family property. She'...Read their story >
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