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Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMaría, 57 years old, went to school up to the second grade. She is married and has two adult children with their own homes. Her husband is a farmer of basic grains and only...Read their story >
JewelryPakistanAbida is 25 years old and married. She has been doing a business of bangles sales and other jewelry items for many years. She buys bangles from the wholesale markets at low...Read their story >
PoultryAzerbaijanSaddam is a 23-year-old refugee. He is single and lives with parents in an IDP settlement build for refugees in Bilasuvar. He helps his parents by buying them medicines and...Read their story >
RetailNicaraguaVictoriana is a solidarity group, which for the sixth time asks for financing from ADIM for its business. It consists of three determined women and with the desire to succe...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesColombiaOrlando is a man of character and good will, with the desire to progress and get ahead with his family. He decided to start his business preparing and selling food and d...Read their story >
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