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Decorations SalesColombiaMario, 63, along with his wife attend to a family business in the sale of beauty products. They are there Monday through Saturday the whole workday. They have had this bu...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesVictoria works hard to support her family. Victoria is married and has a business raising pigs business in the Philippines. Victoria requested a PHP 13,000 loan through ...Read their story >
AgricultureColombiaJairo is a farmer who has not forgotten his rural heritage. He has a plot of land that he cultivates, but he also works doing farm maintenance, which is why he is requesti...Read their story >
RetailRwandaMarie is 38 years old. She is married with three children between 14 and 4 years old, two of whom go to school. She has a shop and has been selling in this business for fiv...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesEl SalvadorErick is 24 years old and studied through the sixth grade. He is married and his wife takes care of the household duties. They have a child who lives with them, so in tot...Read their story >
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