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FarmingEl SalvadorJuan lives with his wife and two children – three and six years old. As the person responsible for covering all of the family’s needs, he makes a living through his busines...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesUgandaAsuman is a third-time borrower of the institution, appying for UGX 2,000,000. He is a 40-year-old married man and has four children who are school going. Asuman is a shrew...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesEl SalvadorSilvia lives with her family members and is the mother of one son. She does not receive remittances from abroad, and the only income with which she supports the needs of he...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesKenyaJosephine is a married woman; she has three children, all of whom attend school. Josephine lives at a rental house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greates...Read their story >
Clothing SalesPakistanRazia is a 46-year-old married woman with two children. She adores her family and her husband works very hard so that his family can have a good and respectable life. H...Read their story >
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