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Personal PurchasesPeruDeyvis is an entrprising and driven young man. He works for a farming company in his home town, Chincha. He wakes up every morning thinking that today will be better than y...Read their story >
Higher education costsTajikistanInojat is a 45 year old woman who is married and is the mother of three children. She was born and raised in a rural area and has worked in the fields since childhood. She ...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorEsmeralda is a very hard-working woman. 4 years ago, she decided to open a small store that sells a variety of products in her residence. Esmeralda is a single mother. She ...Read their story >
AgricultureNicaraguaLuis is a 62 year old, married man who is the father of one child. Luis feels very grateful to God as he has been blessed with the land he owns. With it he has been able to...Read their story >
RetailColombiaClarivel's cousin advised her to generate income through commerce, and she took this advice in 2012 when she started her business of selling all types of merchandise reques...Read their story >
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