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Phone Use SalesIndonesiaAjan, his wife, and their only child live in West Bandung, a regency area located in West Java Province. He supports his family by managing a small stall that sells snacks,...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorArístides, 18, is a high school graduate, single and childless. He lives with his parents and his siblings. Arístides works planting basic grains like corn and beans. He...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaAmalia is 46 years old, and has made a living with her grocery store and coffee shop in the town of San Pedro De Los Milagros. where she lives, for many years. This is how ...Read their story >
CerealsPhilippinesErnesta works hard to support her family. Ernesta is married and has a rice retailing business in the Philippines. Ernesta requested a PHP 12,000 loan through NWTF to pu...Read their story >
Phone AccessoriesUgandaAlfred is a 32-year-old male living with two children aged two and five. He lives in Masindi, Uganda and deals in a phone accessory business. He started the business to...Read their story >
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