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Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorZulma, 56 years old, is married and has 5 children. Her husband has lived abroad for three years. She is known as a hard-worker and entrepreneur. She is a businesswoman and...Read their story >
Clothing SalesPhilippinesMonalie is 57 years old and is a very hard-working entrepreneur. Monalie has a buy-and-sell dry goods business in the Philippines. Monalie requested a PHP 23,000 loan a...Read their story >
RetailPhilippinesMarissa raises chickens to earn a living. To augment her income, she also engages in the buying and selling of rice. She is a 31-year-old married woman with 4 children. Her...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesNazario engages in farming and grows rice. He is is a married man with seven dependents, four of whom are still attending school. He lives in Dulag, Leyte. In addition to ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorRosa has a business selling tortillas and tamales. One son and one grandson, who are 26 and 6 years old respectively, are economically dependent on her. She goes out to sel...Read their story >
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