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PigsCosta RicaNelly is a single mother of a 15-year-old. They both go to high school and are in their third year. That's why Nelly decided to work to make income for the household. Ba...Read their story >
FarmingUgandaNickson is a young hard-working man aged 28 years coming from the village of Kisenyi in Mbarara district but doing agriculture in Rukungiri Rwenkureijo. He grew up with a g...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorWith help from the previous loan, Santos stocked her store with necessary products. She was getting good results and her financial situation was improving little by little,...Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasInes is grateful for the financial support that has allowed her to buy fertilizers and leaf treatment for her coffee plantation to protect the coffee beans. With the loan ...Read their story >
AgriculturePeru24-year-old Narciso lives in his own home made of rustic materials with his wife and children in a rural area in the district of Pomahuaca, located in the province of Jaen,...Read their story >
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