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PoultryEl SalvadorDon Mauricio, 47 years old, is a man dedicated to farming and raising laying hens. Currently he has his house, which is very close to that of his father, where he spends mo...Read their story >
Wedding ExpensesAzerbaijanFaiq is 57 years old. He is married and the father of four children. His eldest daughter is getting married. In order to buy her a dowry for the wedding, he applied to VFAC...Read their story >
Animal SalesPeruJhony Manuel is 48 years old and lives with his wife and children in the Oyotún district. This is a united community and its population are farmers, merchants, and raise l...Read their story >
Clothing SalesKenyaJane is 52 years old. She is from Nakuru. She is married and her spouse earns some additional income for the family. They are blessed with two children aged 24 and 22 years...Read their story >
TaxiGeorgiaValerian is 31 years old and married. He lives with his wife in the Telavi district of east Georgia. Nowadays the family is out of a source of income. Valerian decided ...Read their story >
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