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Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorDelmy is 50 years old and lives in her own home with her two children and her husband. She has been making clothing for many years. She wants to improve her home, changing ...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesColombiaSandra is a widow of 37, and in spite of the stumbles that she has had in her trajectory, she always gets up, since her three children are her strength and her reason to co...Read their story >
Food StallPhilippinesRizalina is a fish and meat vendor from Mayorga, Leyte. She has a stall located inside the market in her community. She sells and displays her goods. She is 41 years old wi...Read their story >
BakeryEl SalvadorJavier is 29 years old and studied through high school. Later he stopped studying because he could not pay university costs. He has a life partner and one child. His partne...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorBlanca is requesting a new loan in order to purchase shirts, pants, skirts, etc. She will offer better garments in order to supply the needs of her customers and continue ...Read their story >
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