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Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaZeledon is a determined man, 55 years old, from Bilwi, in Puerto Cabezas municipality. He is married with 7 adolescent children who go to primary and secondary school. His ...Read their story >
Milk SalesKenyaAnnah is 45 years old, married, and blessed with six children. She has been operating a food stall as her primary activity for the last seven years. She is also a dairy far...Read their story >
Fish SellingEl SalvadorBerta is requesting a new loan to buy shrimp, fish and shellfish to stock her business with fresh products to take advantage of the high sales season. This is to continue ...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorMarina lives with her children and is married. Her business consists of a store of basic products. She has owned it for three years. In those days her inventory wasn’t very...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanRaikan is 64 and a widow with two children. She has a high school education and is responsible and honest. Her brother helps her with her farm, which includes five cows. Sh...Read their story >
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