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Clothing SalesEl SalvadorPaz is 33 and lives in a house she owns. She has a business selling clothing where she offers a variety of items such as skirts, dresses, blouses, pants, etc. Her business...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorVeranissie is 34 years old. She lives with her family group in her own home. She has a business selling clothes in which she offers items of clothing such as skirts, dresse...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorMaría is 51 years old. She has a basic fourth-grade education, she is married, and she has two children who go to their community school. María has a business selling us...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorMaría is ready to improve her business's inventory, which is why she is requesting a new loan to buy a variety of clothing and sandals. With these new products, she will k...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorMaría has decided to request a new loan, which she will use to improve her clothing sales business by purchasing new clothing items that are in style and will appeal to her...Read their story >
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