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Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaMaría Margarita, 37, lives in Puerto Cabezas, the town where she was born and raised. She is married and has 3 school-aged children. She has lived in a tiny house of wood...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesPhilippinesEmelda works hard to support her family. Emelda is married and has a business buying and selling charcoal in the Philippines. Emelda requested a PHP 24,000 loan through ...Read their story >
Beauty SalonPakistanRehana is a 52-year-old married woman. According to Rehana, she faced many problems during her early married life. Her husband is a laborer. He was not able to cover the ex...Read their story >
General StoreRwandaBernard is 46 years old. He is married and has eight children between the ages of 23 and 1. Five of them go to school. He has a shop and has been working in this business f...Read their story >
FarmingUgandaNicholas is a married man with three children living in Kasese, Uganda. He is a member of Kikoga Church of Uganda Group. He is a farmer growing crops such as rice, maize an...Read their story >
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