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Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaFelipe Arnolds lives in the town of El Sauce, located 90 kilometers from the department of León, and known generally as the land of milk and honey simply for being a very p...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesCambodiaSar is 62 years old. She is a married woman who has three children in Kampong Chhnang Province, Cambodia. She and her husband are farmers and all of her children are employ...Read their story >
FarmingIndiaMaa Baulei Self Help Group consists of 10 women from a village in Odisha. They formed this group to help share their problems and to solve their problems themselves. One...Read their story >
Food StallVietnamMs. Tuấn has a retail business selling dry food. She is requesting a loan to purchase dry food to resell. Tuấn is 54 years old and single with 2 children. Tuấn is the g...Read their story >
RetailKenyaConsolata is a married woman. She has 3 children. She describes herself to be courageous. She operates a retail business where she sells soft drinks and other products. Her...Read their story >
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