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Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorGerber, age 32, went to school through the seventh grade. He was not able to continue going to school because of the armed conflict that his country suffered through. In ...Read their story >
TaxiGeorgiaZaur is 51 years old from Batumi district. He lives with his wife and three children. The only source of income for the family is his wife's monthly salary, working at a lo...Read their story >
Cloth & Dressmaking SuppliesPakistanZahida is a 51-year-old married woman with three children. She is a vigorous lady, and for the past many years she has been running a cloth purchase and sale business. She ...Read their story >
Grocery StorePhilippinesJocelyn is 40 years old, married and has three children to provide for. She wants to help her husband, a carpenter to earn a living, that's why she has had a sari-sari stor...Read their story >
AgricultureCosta RicaRoberth is 43 years old, married, and lives with his wife and their children, who are his major priority. With his loan he intends to purchase bean seeds of good quality...Read their story >
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