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Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorCecilia is 27 years old and is a single mother of two children ages 11 years and 9 months. Cecilia earns a living washing and ironing for other people, which she has been d...Read their story >
TaxiParaguayMarcos is a taxi driver, and he says that thanks to this work, he can give his family what they need to live a life lacking nothing. He used his previous loan to buy new ti...Read their story >
PigsColombiaFausto is a young rural worker of 24, and the single father of a five-year-old son who is his principal motivation for working every day. He comes from a humble family who ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesNicaraguaThis group is made up of three enterprising ladies. Damaris is 34 years old, married, and has three young children she supports. She has been selling fried pork and new c...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorMaría has decided on a new loan to buy snacks, soap, bleach, beverages, basic grains, spices, eggs, etc. Then her business will have more customers and there will be great...Read their story >
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