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Clothing SalesEl SalvadorRosa is 37 years old and lives in her own house with her father. She sells clothing for men and ladies from her home and has many customers. She is requesting a loan to buy...Read their story >
LivestockArmeniaArmen lives with his family in Tsovagyugh, a village in the Gegharkunik region of Armenia. He is married with one son. From a very young age, Armen has been engaged in ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaIdis, a married mother of a young son, has worked as a teacher in primary school for the last two years in a school in the rural area where she lives with her family.
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RetailEl SalvadorAbel is 26 years old. He is an entrepreneur who earns a living with his poultry farming and chicken sales. Along with his wife, they also have a small restaurant (pupuseri...Read their story >
HealthKenyaJoseph lives in a home with mud walls, dirt floor and a grass roof in Renchage village in Kuria East Sub-county, Kenya with his family which includes 6 children. The commun...Read their story >
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