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Personal Housing ExpensesGuatemalaJuana is a 49 year old woman who is simply connected with her husband. She has a beautiful family of three children between 16 and 28 years old. She lives in the community ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorVirginia is 37 years old and lives in her own house with her husband. She's been selling tamales for a few years and with the sales and the help of her husband she manages...Read their story >
Used ClothingEl SalvadorMaria decided to request a new loan to strengthen her business by buying bales of used clothes and other personal use products that her customers demand. She hopes to keep ...Read their story >
AgricultureColombiaThrough family inheritance, to remain faithful to his beliefs and to follow in his father's footsteps, France took on a business growing onions. In the photo, you can see h...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPhilippinesElsa works hard to support her family. She is married and has a food vending business in the Philippines. Elsa has requested a 15,000 PHP loan through NWTF to buy ingred...Read their story >
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