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Clothing SalesSierra LeoneMambu is 44 years old and married without children. He also has an additional dependent living with the family whom Mambo helps by supporting this person’s education.
Personal Housing ExpensesPeruLuis is a hard-working man. He is 33 years old, he is married, and he lives in Pisco with his family. His greatest motivation in life is his family. It is because of them t...Read their story >
Clothing SalesNicaraguaDouglas is married with two children in his care, to whom his is offering the necessary help for their schooling. At the moment he needs a loan to use it to purchase bundle...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEcuadorKatherine is a woman who likes to work a lot to help her husband with household expenses. Katherine has 2 children who are 5 and 7 years old. They are in school. She makes ...Read their story >
BakeryNicaraguaThis communal bank is composed of three members and coordinated by Martha. She is 43 years old, married and the mother of three children for whom she has managed to excel.S...Read their story >
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