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General StoreEl SalvadorYanira, age 51, lives in her own house with her life partner and their two children. She has had a small store at her house for two years. She has a lot of customers beca...Read their story >
ConstructionNicaraguaFlor lives in Ticuantepe municipality, Borgoña region, and with her family she dreams of being successful and improving their living conditions. She works for the municipal...Read their story >
Food MarketTajikistanZarrina is a business woman. She was born in 1970 – northern part of Tajikistan. She lives in a rural area. She is married and has two children. Zarrina has been doing busi...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesVietnamThao works in agriculture, farming poultry and cattle. Thao is 38 years old and is married with two children. She lives and works in Quang Xuong district, a rural area...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesThis is Letecia. She previously accessed a 20,000 PHP loan that she used to purchase more quantities and varieties of biscuits and dried fish. Her earnings were a big help ...Read their story >
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