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AgricultureEl SalvadorThe young man whose face has been pixelated is 27 years old and lives in a high risk area. He has been dedicated for some years to growing maize. He sells his products arou...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorLourdes is 32 years old and lives in her own home along with her partner and their two children, who are 1 and 8 years old. She is a hardworking woman who wakes up early ev...Read their story >
RetailColombiaDora is a very hardworking person who, thanks to her daily efforts, has successfully raised her 3 children and provided them with a good education. Dora is a single mot...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesJesusa is 46 years old and married with three children. She works very hard to provide for them. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 15,000 l...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesDiosdada is 48 years old, married, and has two children. With one child still in school, Diosdada works very hard to provide for her family. Diosdada runs a general stor...Read their story >
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