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DairyAlbaniaSulejman now wants to buy a dairy cow so that he can cover his kids' dairy needs. He will leave it at his parents' in the village, since he works in the city himself. He do...Read their story >
Liquor Store / Off-LicensePeruPascual is 39 years old. He lives with his wife and his son, who is a minor, in a rural area of the province of Callayuc, which is located in the Cajamarca region of Peru's...Read their story >
RetailNicaraguaJioconda is a lady who is very hard-working, with a fighting spirit. She is a primary school teacher by profession, and she is a single mother who is responsible for her s...Read their story >
BakeryEl SalvadorEvangelista, aged 34 years old, lives with her life partner who works at an asphalt company. They currently have three children, the two older kids have already graduated f...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorWillian, 23, is currently studying technical English. He is single and lives with his mother and his brother. Willian has been working for 4 years in an institution whe...Read their story >
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