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FarmingPeruJosé is 30 years old, and he lives in his own house with his spouse and his young son. His community is dedicated primarily to agriculture and livestock-raising. It is situ...Read their story >Funding via Edpyme Alternativa
Construction SuppliesUgandaRichard is a 25-year-old, single man living in Bundibugyo, Uganda. He is currently working with Bundibugyo District Hospital. He deals in human medicine, which he sells in ...Read their story >Funding via HOFOKAM Ltd., a partner of Catholic Relief Services
RetailPhilippinesOdessa is glad to have her business. She is happy managing it and serving her costumers.
Odessa sells a variety of clothes in the market. She also offers cateri...Read their story >Funding via Alalay sa Kaunlaran, Inc. (ASKI)
Personal Housing ExpensesIndiaKalaiselvi is a mother of a teenaged child. She is a daily wage labourer. Her family is dependent on agriculture for a living. Kalaiselvi and her family do not have a toile...Read their story >Funding via Milaap
AgricultureEl SalvadorMarto is 73 years old and studied up to Grade 2. Because of the civil war the country went through schools were closed and he couldn't continue to study. When the opportuni...Read their story >Funding via CrediCampo
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