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Higher education costsPeruJuan Carlos is a student who lives in the emerging community of San Juan de Lurigancho with his parents and three siblings. His father works as an independent taxi driver a...Read their story >
ServicesUnited StatesAfter 14 years with a company Lara had loved and respected as well as having managed a consistently successful office and top recruiters in the company year after year, Lar...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaMei is 35 years old and a mother of two children; one is too young for schooling and one is in school. To deal with the daily cost of living, she grows rice on one hectare ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMozambiqueConstancio is married and has three children, two of whom are girls and one is a boy. His children range in age from 4 to 9 years. He works as a waiter at a beach bar, and ...Read their story >
General StoreTimor-LesteNelina is 25 years old; she is married and she has two children. She a businesswoman, and she has a kiosk in her house. She is requesting a loan of $1,200 from Tuba Rai Me...Read their story >
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