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CobblerColombiaLuis is a 34-year-old man who lives with his family in the city of Cartagena de Indias in the north of Colombia. His household is made up of his wife and their three kids, ...Read their story >
RetailParaguayAurelia is a very hard-working person who fights every day to get ahead through her sacrifice and drive. She said that her previous loan was very helpful to her because it ...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorBerta is 65 years old. She lives in her own house with her three daughters, who work and help her with household expenses. For the past several years, she has had a small s...Read their story >
FarmingUkraineViktor is 56 years old, and all of children are grown. He has been involved in a greenhouse farming business for 31 years. He grows tomatoes, peppers, onions, 2 crops of ca...Read their story >
ServicesUnited StatesRonald needs a loan to purchase additional computer equipment and update his database system. Ronald has found a way to combine justice, art, and business. He has a back...Read their story >
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