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Food Production/SalesSamoaValusia is a 19 year old single woman with no children. She makes and sells pancakes in her community to earn a living. She has 1 year of experience with this business. ...Read their story >
RetailPhilippinesRetailing helps Jesusa's family survive. She retails bananas, fruits and vegetables. Jesusa also makes copra and buys coconut for this. Doing this type of activity brings h...Read their story >
RetailJordanOsama is a 22-year-old single man who opened a shop for buying and selling different birds to cover his needs and expenses. He is a hard worker and an ambitious young guy w...Read their story >
FarmingEl SalvadorJulian lives in his own home with his wife. He earns a living growing corn and sorghum. He began this work with his own capital over forty years ago, and he sells is pr...Read their story >
AgricultureCosta RicaJulio is 49 years old, married and lives with his wife and a grandchild who are his greatest priority. With the loan he hopes to buy fertilizer, fungicides, and pay for lab...Read their story >
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