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Higher education costsJordanYazan is a 21-year-old university student majoring in marketing, and he is in his third year. He lives with his five family members in Zarqa-Jordan. His father is a retired...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesEvelina, 50 years old, is a married woman with eleven children. Three of her children are still in school. She is a very hard-working entrepreneur, with a fish-vending busi...Read their story >
RetailUgandaSilver is 38 years old and lives in the town of Kasese in the Fortpotal region of Uganda. He is married and has four children, three of whom are currently in school. For th...Read their story >
Shoe SalesEl SalvadorThis young man's face is pixelated because he is 28 years old and he lives in a high risk area. He has been selling shoes for 8 years. His business is located in a high tr...Read their story >
General StoreTimor-LesteMaria is requesting a loan of $1000 to improve her business. She will use the loan to buy some additional supplies to keep in her kiosk such as aqua, wheat, cooking oil, dy...Read their story >
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